What happens when political ideology trumps hard science? What are some of the ethical issues around the myriad new technologies that are being developed at breakneck speed, and how should they be approached? What’s the government’s role when it comes to science and innovation? Are Canadian citizens given the opportunity to play a role as well? These are only a few of the questions that will be tackled when Prof. of Communication Studies and CRC in Technology & Citizenship Darin Barney sits down for a public conversation with former MP and Reform Party of Canada founder Preston Manning. This event is being presented by Media@McGill in collaboration with the SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster, “Situating Science: Humanist and Social Studies of Science”.
A conversation: Darin Barney and Preston Manning on the politics of science and technology in Canada, Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m., McGill Faculty Club. All are welcome. For more information call 514-398-2964 or visit www.media.mcgill.ca.