Keynote Speaker

Pierre-Benoit JolyNational Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), France

Pierre-Benoit Joly

Pierre-Benoit Joly, economist and sociologist, is Directeur de recherche at the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) in France. He has been the Director of the IFRIS (French Institute for Studies of Research and Innovation in Society) and of Labex (Laboratory of Excellence) SITES from 2011 to 2014 and he is now the director of LISIS (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés), based at Université Paris Est.

His research is focused on the study of co-production of knowledge and social order. Drawing on a number of empirical studies on the interactions between science, democracy and the market, the aim is to analyze the contemporary transformations of scientific public sphere and new modes of governance of innovation and risk. P.B. Joly has published six books, coordinated four special issues of journals and published more than 110 articles or book chapters. He lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).

He is a member of the French Academy of Agriculture, member of the council of the European Association for the Studies of Science and Technology (EASST) and of the council of the Science Democracy Network, based at Harvard University.

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