Sociotechnical Controversies

Criminology Week 2018 - Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 8:30 am to 11:30 am
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Dominique Robert
(613) 562-5800
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Free of charge
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What are the controversies surrounding the use of drones, big data, energy policy, hydraulic fracturing and the oil and gas industry more generally? These are the questions we put to specialists on these topics: respectively, they are Ciara Bracken-Roche (PostDoc), Sachil Singh (PostDoc), Marisa Beck (PostDoc), Laura Nourallah (Ph.D. candidate) and Rafael Aguirre (Ph.D. candidate).

Beyond the substantive information shared, this panel is also the occasion to discuss other important issues: how scholars approach complexity in their research both conceptually and methodologically; what is the importance of materiality for their studies; and how do scholars see their roles as producers of knowledge in domains riven by controversies.

The presentation by the panelists and following discussion will be in English but the audience is welcome to ask questions in French-the facilitator will translate the questions if needed.

Event schedule :

8: 30-8: 45. Introduction

8:50- 9: 00. Ciara Bracken-Roche (PostDoc) controversies on drones

9: 05-9: 15. Sachil Singh (PostDoc) controversies on big data

9: 20-9: 30. Marisa Beck (PostDoc) controversies on energy policy

9: 35-9: 45. Laura Nourallah (Ph.D. candidate) controversies on hydraulic fracturing

9: 50- 10: 00. Rafael Aguirre (Ph.D. candidate) controversies on oil and gas industry

10: 00- 10: 15. Break

10: 20- 11:20. Discussion


Space is limited. Attendance will be restricted to 16 people. Come early to avoid disappointment!

This event is part of Criminology Week 2018: Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion