Monday 23 September 2013
Lunch & Conversation with Lochlann Jain
An Event for Grad Students
Co-sponsored by the Department of Cultural Anthropology and the Program in Women’s Studies at Duke University

Thursday 14 November 2013
Tokyo Electric: Japan in the Age of Global Energy
A Lecture by IAN MILLER (Associate Professor, Department of History Harvard University)
4:00–5:00 pm
Room 225, Friedl Building (Duke East Campus)
Event is part of the APSI Fall Speaker Series and is also co-sponsored by the Dept. of History and by our Mellon Grant.

Monday 18 November 2013
“Postcolonial Science Studies, or Asia as Method, or Both?”
A Mini-Seminar with Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney)
12-2 PM FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse
Sign-up for this seminar here (readings for the seminar will then become available to you).

Tuesday 19 November 2013
5.30 PM at the FHI Garage, c105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse
“Making Global Health History: The Political Worldliness of Biomedicine.”
A Lecture by Warwick Anderson
Visit Franklin Humanities Institute website for more detail
Co-sponsored by the Mellon Grant on The Globalization of Medicine and Science in Asia: Science and/as Asian Studies



9 am -- Introduction (Robert Mitchell)

9:30-11:00 -- John B. Davis (Economics, Marquette University; Chair of History and Philosophy of Economics, University of Amsterdam)

Talk Title: "Neuroeconomics and Identity in Economics"

Moderator: E. Roy Weintraub

Background Reading: John B. Davis, "Neuroeconomics: Constructing identity"

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11:15-12:45 -- Natasha Dow Schüll (Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Talk Title: "The Shortsighted Brain: Neuroeconomics and the Governance of Choice"

Moderator: Nima Bassiri

Background Reading: Natasha Dow Schüll and Caitlin Zaloom, "The Shortsighted Brain: Neuroeconomics and the Governance of Choice in Time"

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12:45-2:00: Lunch Break: Free Sandwiches and Drinks will be Available

2:15-3:45 -- Scott Huettel (Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University)

Talk Title: "Neuroeconomics: Why bother  with the brain?"

Moderator: Mark Hansen

Background Reading: Clement Levallois, John A. Clithero, Paul Wouters, Ale Smidts and Scott A. Huettel, "Translating upwards: linking the neural and social sciences via neuroeconomics"

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4:00-5:30 -- Joseph Dumit 

Talk Title: "Risking Neuroeconomics"

(Director of Science and Technology Studies, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis)

Moderator: Barbara Herrnstein Smith

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2014 Symposium on "Population": April 24, 2014, 9:15 am – 3:15 pm, East Union Building, Upper East Side

Confirmed speakers: Huntington Willard (Director, IGSP, Duke), Peter Godfrey-Smith (Philosophy, Graduate Center, CUNY), Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC-Berkeley)


9:15-9:30: Introduction (Robert Mitchell, CISSCT Director)
9:30-11:00: Huntington Willard (Director, IGSP, Duke)
Title: "The View from the Genome:  E pluribus unum or reductio ad absurdum?"
Moderator: Tyler Curtain (English, UNC)
11:00-11:15: coffee break
11:15-12:45: Peter Godfrey-Smith (Philosophy, CUNY)
Title: "Evolutionary Nominalism"
Moderator: Alex Rosenberg (Philosophy, Duke)
12:45-1:45 lunch break (lunch provided)
1:45-3:15 Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC-Berkeley)
Title: "The Federation of Silos: The Migrant, the Patient, and the Biometric Reformation of Population in India"
Moderator: Harris Solomon (Cultural Anthropology and Global Health, Duke)
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