ceas logo Technology and Policy Speaker Series – Spring 2015

The Department of Technology and Society is proud to announce the launch of the Technology and Policy Speaker Series. In today’s complex technological society, policy makers are charged with some of the most critical challenges ever faced by our global society. The Department of Technology and Society is uniquely focused on the intersection of technology and policy particularly in the areas of energy and the environment, engineering education and workforce and cross-disciplinary, inter-agency cooperation and collaboration. The speakers lined up for our inaugural semester will tantalize participants by showcasing cutting-edge research and expert commentary on today’s most pressing problems. We hope you will join us.

Putting the Education Back in Educational “apps”
Dr. Roberta Golinkoff
Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, Psychology, and Linguistics and
Cognitive Science
University of Delaware
Date: February 13, 2015
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Harriman Hall Seminar Room

More information available here

Directions in International Nuclear Energy
Ed McGinnis
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation
Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Co-sponsored by the Department of Technology and Society’s: Nuclear Technology in the 21st Century Film and Speaker series
Date: March 27, 2015
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

The Growing Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons
Dr. Edward Friedman
Professor Emeritus
Stevens Institute of Technology


Date: April 24, 2015
Time: 1:00pm
Location: TBD

Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINS):
Shaping the World From Anywhere

Dr. Julia Gluesing
Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Associate Director of the Institute for Information Technology and Culture (IITC)
Wayne State University


Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 1:00pm
Location: TBD

For more information contact Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski at Karen.sobel-lojeski@stonybrook.edu. A PDF of this information is also available here.