Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford University


Globalizing Nuclear Emergency Response: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities  
Social Science Seminar

Date and Time
January 10, 2013
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Open to the public
No RSVP required

Sonja Schmid - Assistant Professor, Science & Technology in Society at Virginia Tech
Chaim Braun (commentator) - Consulting Professor at CISAC

Sonja Schmid is an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. She received her PhD in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University in 2005. From 2005-2007 she was a fellow at CISAC and a lecturer in Stanford’s program in Science, Technology and Society. In 2007-08, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Her research has focused on understanding complex decision-making processes at the interface between science, technology, and the state in the Cold War Soviet context, and she is currently working on a book about reactor design choices and the development of the civilian nuclear industry in the Soviet Union. The book is based on extensive archival research and narrative interviews with nuclear energy specialists in Russia. Her research interests also include technology transfer, risk communication, especially in the context of energy policy, and the popularization of science and technology.

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Encina Hall Central, 2nd floor
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