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Distinguished Lecture Series - Daypass 9/14: Bringing Equity to Innovation Policy
Shobita Parthasarathy Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program University of Michigan There is growing concern that our innovation ecosystem may reinforce structural inequalities. It concentrates great wealth among a few companies. Meanwhile, already marginalized people struggle to access crucial technology, and the technologies that are most readily available to struggling communities may disproportionately surveil and punish them. In this talk, I examine how these problems may be rooted in our innovation policies, and what we can do about it to promote social equity and justice. Shobita Parthasarathy is Professor of Public Policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at University of Michigan. She has written numerous articles and two books: Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care and Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe. She co-hosts The Received Wisdom podcast, about the intersection of technology, science, equity, society, and public policy. *Per the speaker, this lecture will not be recorded.
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 09/14/2021
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location : Online
Instructor : Parthasarathy, Shobita
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED