Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

Science & Society News

Learn what is happening inside the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Stay up-to-date on our research, events, and student activities.

Thu, Dec 17

Big Tech and Antitrust: A Path Forward

With so much uncertainty, let’s embrace a policy agenda that is premised on curiosity

Fri, Dec 11

Meet Scott Brennen, Senior Policy Associate for the Center on Science & Technology Policy

In November, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Scott Babwah Brennen to our team. He will be serving alongside Matt Perault as the Senior Policy Associate for the Center on Science & Technology Policy. His journey into the world of Science & Tech Policy uniquely positioned him to serve in this role, so we asked him a few questions about why he came to Duke, and what he hopes to accomplish through the Center.

Mon, Nov 30

Six From Duke Elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellows are recognized for their distinguished scientific and social contributions. Nita A. Farahany, Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society: For distinguished contributions to the field of neuroethics, enabling responsible and equitable development and implementation of new knowledge and technologies in neuroscience.

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Mon, Oct 26

Section 230: A Reform Agenda for the Next Administration

Section 230 has been the subject of bipartisan criticism in Washington, with both President Trump and former Vice President Biden arguing that the controversial law should be revoked. As the election has approached, a flurry of legislative proposals have taken aim at the law.

Tue, Oct 06

Immigration Projects Explore Biometrics, Mental Health and Deportation Issues

As one of the most important issues facing the U.S. and countries around the globe, immigration raises complex questions about identity, culture, economics, social services, health care and security.

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