Regulating New Technology: Policy, Innovation, and Risk

PUBLPOL
353B
Instructors
Berke, A. (PI)
Section Number
1
Social and political dimensions of the regulation of new and innovative forms of science and technology. Examines how science and technology both shape politics and are shaped by politics, with particular attention to the political system of California. Considers the role of scientific advisors in government and society; dilemmas of expert authority and bias; relations between experts and non-experts; techniques for improving the practice of science and technology policy. Presents case studies of the implications of emerging technologies such as bioengineering and biosecurity; cybersecurity and human rights online; regulation of social media; bias and artificial intelligence; and decentralized finance.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Units
3
Graduate
Course Tags
Science and Technology Policy - Gateway
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring