Fall 2019 Schedule

Sept 6   [no talk; introduction to course]
Sept 13

Moon Duchin
Tufts Math & STS

Math, Race, and Voting Rights
Sept 20 Ben Green
Harvard & AI Now!
The Smart Enough City
Sept 24
(TUESDAY 4:30pm)
Ruha Benjamin
Princeton African American Studies
  A New Jim Code?
Oct 4 Joe Auner
Tufts Music & STS
Oct 11 Peter Levine
Tufts Political Science & Tisch College
The Politics of Knowledge
*Location: Barnum 008
Oct 18

Zarin Machanda
Tufts Anthropology & Biology

Chimpanzee Technology and Cultural Transmission
Oct 25

Samantha Jo Fried
Tisch College

Environmentalism/National Security in Remote Sensing
*Location: Terrace Room
Nov 1 Aidan Kestigian
Tufts STS
Ethics and Decisions in the Case of Artificial Hearts
Nov 8 Enoch Lambert
Tufts Center for Cognitive Studies
‘Conceptual Engineering’ in Philosophy
Nov 15 Aloni Cohen
BU CS & Law
Compelled Decryption and the Fifth Amendment
*Location: Terrace Room
Nov 22 James Murphy, Michael Hughes, Abiy Tasissa
Tufts Math / CS
Algorithms and Explanations Panel
Nov 29   [no talk; Thanksgiving]
Dec 6

Kris Manjapra
Tufts RCD & History

The Scientific Bone Trade and Colonial Genocide


About the lunch seminar

STS Lunch Seminar runs as an undergraduate course through the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts.  We expect it to be attended by a mix of undergraduates, faculty, and grads from nearby programs.  The seminar meets on Fridays from 12-1:15 in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.  (Directions)

Seminar format:  speakers should expect to present for about 40 minutes, leaving at least 30 minutes for questions and discussion.  Students who are enrolled in the course will be expected to turn in a short response paper each week about the presentation from the previous week.

All are welcome, whether enrolled or not, whether Tufts-affiliated or not.

We’ll always serve lunch, and we’ll try to correctly anticipate attendance numbers!