MIT Technology and Policy Program

TPP at 40

MIT’s TPP at 40:

New Challenges in Technology and Policy

May 20, 2016
Samberg Conference Center, 7th Floor
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

8:00 AM – Participant check in  (light breakfast available)

  • Pre-registration is required for this event.  Contact tpp@mit.edu for more information.

8:30 AM – Welcome and Introduction

  • Munther Dahleh, Acting Director, TPP; Director, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society; William A. Coolidge Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • Noelle E. Selin, Associate Director, Technology and Policy Program, and Associate Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT

8:45 AM – Introduction to Panel Discussions

  • Jessika Trancik, Atlantic Richfield Career Development Assistant Professor of Energy Studies, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, MIT

9:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Technology and Innovation

  • Ventakesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Pierce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Harvard University (Chair)
  • Erica Fuchs, Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (TPP ’03, PhD ’06)
  • Kelly Sims Gallagher, Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Fiona Murray, Associate Dean for Innovation, William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT

10:30 AM – BREAK

11:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Technology and Regulation

  • Andrea Campbell, Department Head and Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, MIT (Chair)
  • Valerie Karplus, Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT (TPP ’08, PhD ’11)
  • Josephine Wolff, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology (TPP ’12, PhD ’15 )
  • Marcus Sarofim, Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PhD ’07)

12:00 PM – LUNCH

12:15 PM – Presentation: Celebrating TPP’s 40 Year History

  • Noelle Selin, Associate Director, TPP

12:30 PM – Discussion: Technology and Policy at MIT and Beyond: Past, Present, and Future

  • Munther Dahleh, Director, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, and William A. Coolidge Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT (Chair)
  • Ventakesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy,Harvard University
  • Erica Fuchs, Professor, Engineering and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University (TPP ’03, PhD ’06)
  • Jason Blackstock, Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Science and Global Affairs, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy, University College London

With TPP Faculty Advisory Board Representatives:

  • Christopher Knittel, William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy Economics
  • James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
  • David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (PhD ’73)

1:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Technology, Development, and Sustainability

  • Kenneth Strzepek, Research Scientist, MIT; Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado (PhD ’80) (Chair)
  • John Lienhard, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Food; Director, Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab, MIT
  • Adil Najam, Inaugural Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies; Professor of International Relations and Earth and Environment, Boston University (TPP ’96, PhD ’01)

3:00 PM – BREAK

3:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Technology, Conflict, and Cooperation

  • Jessica Stern, Research Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University (TPP ’88) (Chair)
  • Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School (PhD ’07)
  • Taylor Reynolds, Technology Policy Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI)

5:00 PM – Lessons Learned and Ways Forward

  • Frank Field, TPP Director of Education (TPP ’81, PhD ’85) (Chair)
  • Nicholas Short (TPP ’16)
  • Sarah Rovito (TPP ’16)
  • Jesse Jenkins (TPP ’14)
  • Ralph Turlington (TPP ’13)
  • Danielle Wood (TPP ’08, PhD ’12)

6:00 PM – Reception

 

TPP 40 is sponsored by the Leading Technology and Policy Initiative


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