Sustainable Consumption Institute Seminar: Prof Frans Berkhout - Co-design and co-production of knowledge: the new engagement agenda in science
|Dates:||22 May 2014|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Speaker:||Prof Frans Berkhout|
The social contract with science has changed over the last 30 years. Agenda-setting, practices in science and the making of knowledge claims have all been reshaped by a changing relationship between science and society. Drawing on examples from the new international Future Earth programme, the seminar will discuss the drivers and paradoxes behind the new engagement agenda in science.
Prof Frans Berkhout
Organisation: Kings College London
Biography: Frans Berkhout is Professor of Environment, Society and Climate in the Department of Geography at King’s College London, and Interim Director of the Future Earth programme, based at the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris. His early research was concerned with the economic, political and security aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management. His more recent work has been concerned with science, technology, policy and sustainability, with a focus on climate change.
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