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Social Science, Ideology, and Public Policy in the United States, 1960s to the Present

Social Science, Ideology, and Public Policy in the United States, 1960s to the Present
91 Charles Street W., VIctoria College and York University
Time: Oct 17th, 1:30 pm End: Oct 19th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Psychology, Political Science, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Conference, workshop, and keynote address by Philip Mirowski, Notre Dame

The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology is pleased to present an interdisciplinary conference:

Social Science, Ideology, and Public Policy in the United States, 1960s to the Present

Co-sponsors:

  • Centre for the Study of the United States
  • Munk School of Global Affairs

This conference is an interdisciplinary academic event with a public workshop, a public lecture, and a conference. It will bridge disciplines such as the history of science and technology, the history of economic thought, and others, and will bring together scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe. The specific focus will be on issues related to ideology and public policy in American social science from the 1960s to the present day.

Locations:  The conference presentations will be held at York University, while the methods workshop and public lecture will be held at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.

Conference website: click HERE. For further information, please contact the conference organizers: click HERE.

 


Workshop:  The History of the Social Sciences: Recent Past, Digital Futures

October 17, 1:30-3:30 pm in Victoria College room 212 (chapel)

Speakers:

  • Michael Petit, Associate Professor of Psychology and Science & Technology Studies, York University
  • Alexandra Rutherford, Professor of Psychology, York University

Download workshop flyer [pdf]

 

Public Lecture:  Victoria College 213

Philips Mirowski, Carl E. Koch Professor of Economics and Policy Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame

The Political Movement that Dared Not Speak its own Name: The Neoliberal Thought Collective Under Erasure

This lecture will address recent ideological trends in economics and their impact on economics as a policy science

Dr. Mirowski is the Carl E. Koch Profession of Economics and Policy Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame.  He is among the world's most prominent and prolific historians of economics. Mirowski has written extensively about the discipline's relationship to classical physics and cybernetics, as well as the field's ideological underpinnings. He has also been a leader in the economics of science, analysing the emergence of neoliberal models of inquiry. His most recent book is Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown.

Download lecture flyer [pdf]

 


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