What is Science & Technology Policy?
Science and technology intersect with multiple areas of public policy. Think of the debates over policy for climate change mitigation, the ethical challenges of gene-editing and autonomous vehicle technologies, or the widespread public fear that American research and development competitiveness is eroding in a globalized economy. Scientific and technological developments are playing ever more central roles in contemporary societies, and are consequently becoming more frequent topics of political and policy discussion.
The STPP program is devoted to interdisciplinary research and teaching on the politics and processes of science and technology policymaking, through graduate certificate and postdoctoral fellowship programs as well as seminars and conferences.