Sam was based at CSER for the 2018-2019 academic year to advance his book manuscript and launching a new research programme. His book, tentatively titled Is This a Threat? draws out the ways that societies have come to see science and technology as objects of security concern in the past several centuries, how those ways of viewing science and technology are tied to specific ways of governing security concerns, and what that can tell us about the limits of our governance system. This historically informed contemporary analysis is driven through Sam’s training in Science and Technology Studies (STS), and forms the basis of his next project, which will explore novel approaches to governing security concerns in biology across the United States, the UK, and internationally.
Sam holds appointments as a Research Associate & Lecturer at Harvard University's Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and as a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Program on Emerging Technology.
Words Of Caution On Making Objects Of Security Concern
Video by Sam Weiss Evans
Embrace experimentation in biosecurity governance
Peer-reviewed paper by Sam Weiss Evans, Jacob Beal, Kavita Berger, Diederik A. Bleijs, Alessia Cagnetti, Francesca Ceroni, Gerald L. Epstein, Natàlia Garcia-Reyero, David R. Gillum, Graeme Harkess, Nathan J. Hillson, Petra A. M. Hogervorst, Jacob L. Jordan, Geneviève Lacroix, Rebecca Moritz, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Megan J. Palmer, Mark W. J. van Passel
80 Questions for UK Biological Security
Paper by Luke Kemp, David C.Aldridge, Olaf Booy, Hilary Bower, Des Browne, Mark Burgmann, Austin Burt, Andrew A. Cunningham, Malcolm Dando, Jaimie T. A. Dick, Christopher Dye, Sam Weiss Evans, Belinda Gallardo, H. Charles J. Godfray, Ian Goodfellow, Simon Gubbins, Lauren Holt, Kate E. Jones, Hazem Kandil, Phillip Martin, Mark McCaughan, Caitríona McLeish, Thomas Meany, Kathryn Millett, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Nicola J. Patron, Catherine Rhodes, Helen E. Roy, Gorm Shackelford, Derek Smith, Nicola Spence, Helene Steiner, Lalitha Sundaram, Silja Voeneky, John R. Walker, Harry Watkins, Simon Whitby, James Wood, William Sutherland