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The Institute for Research welcomes the following presidential fellows to CHF as part of the Matter, Materials, and Culture research group. These scholars are in residence at CHF on a short-term basis by special invitation of CHF’s president.

  • Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent is professor in history and philosophy of science at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and also a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her research focuses on the history and philosophy of chemistry including work on materials science, nanotechnology, and synthetic biology. She is the author of more than a dozen volumes and an extensive list of articles, book chapters, and essays for more popular audiences. Dates at CHF: February 2–February 12, 2015.

  • Emmanuel Henry is professor of sociology at Université Paris Dauphine. In addition he is head of the university’s social-sciences PhD program and co-directs the public policy and social-regulations degree program. His research focuses on public policy, expertise, and decision making, especially as they apply to public health, occupational health, and environmental health. Dates at CHF: February 16–February 27, 2015.

  • Lissa Roberts is a professor in the history of science at the University of Twente. Her work examines four core areas in the history of science: 1) understanding the historical roots and nature of the science / technology divide; 2) understanding the co-evolution of science, technology, and society; 3) integrating the history of science and technology in broader themes of global history; and 4) examining the context of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dates at CHF: March 2–April 15, 2015.

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