Suggested Event on April 29th and 30th: The Molecularization of Identity

MolecularizationofIdentityPosterFINALimageThere’s an amazing interdisciplinary workshop being hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government that you may be interested in attending. Below is the description from its website. You can also look for more Biology-related events listed on this website. And remember, the Cambridge Science Festival, which kicks off today, also has a number of events you can consider.

The Molecularization of Identity: Science and Subjectivity in the 21st Century

April 29-30, 2016, 9:00am-6:00pm
Day 1: Nye A, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, HKS; Day 2: Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Recent advances in biological and computational technologies are changing the way we imagine race, gender, kinship, citizenship, and disease risk. Existing taxonomies may be displaced or reconfigured, impacting the ways in which people are governed, how lives are lived, how groups are known, and how power is exercised. Drawing upon the tools and expertise from multiple disciplines and geographical regions, and with specific attention to the material and lived dimensions of these developments, this symposium interrogates the complex ways in which the molecular realm is an emerging site for constituting human identities in the 21st century.