How to Make Secrets: Pesticides, Nerve Gas and Knowledge Transfer in the Cold War

Thursday 1 March 2012, 4.30PM to 6.30pm

Speaker(s): Brian Balmer (University College, London)

Department of History Research Seminar

Brian Balmer is a Reader in Science Policy Studies. His research interests focus on the nature of scientific expertise, and the role of experts in science policy formation, particularly within the life sciences. His specific interests combine historical and sociological approaches and include: policies for biotechnology and genetics; military technology and arms limitation - particularly the history of chemical and biological warfare; the role of volunteers in biomedical research; science policy and the sociology of science.

For further details please contact:

Sabine Clarke (convenor)
tel: 01904 322974
e-mail: sabine.clarke@york.ac.uk

Andrea Key
tel: 01904 322969
e-mail: andrea.key@york.ac.uk

Location: Berrick Saul Treehouse