2/13/19: "The Policy and Diplomacy of Space Technology" with Dr. Matthew Hersch

February 13, 2019
Matthew Hersch
Faculty chat with Dr. Matthew Hersch

When: February 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Dudley House (Lehman Hall) in the 1st floor fireside room

Snacks and coffee will be provided

This event will be capped at 20 participants

Matthew Hersch is an historian of technology whose research examines Cold War-era aerospace, computer, and military technologies and their relationship to labor and popular culture. His first book, Inventing the American Astronaut, explores the rise and transformation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's human spaceflight program during the 1960s and 1970s, analyzing spacefarers as a new kind of engineer-manager in a society increasingly defined by technologies of automation and control. Matthew received his S.B. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a William Penn Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his A.M. and Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Science. Matthew's current research projects include the new edition of A Social History of American Technology and a monograph on the history of the technical, cultural, and political history of NASA's space shuttle program.

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