Penn Science Policy & Diplomacy Podcast

Our mission is to educate the Penn community on the relationship between science and society. We explore the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that arise from scientific and technical progress and we advocate for science-informed policymaking, communication of science to the public, and the continued support of research.


Interview with Bioethicist Dr. Johnathan D. Moreno on Neuroethics

January 22nd, 2019

Interview with Dr. Johnathan D. Moreno, bioethicist. He is a professor at University of Pennsylvania, is the U.S. member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, has served as an adviser to many governmental and non-governmental organizations, including three presidential commissions, the Department of Defense, The Department of Homeland Security and many more. In this podcast we talk about ethics in neuroscience, the role of the army in developing new “brain technologies” and the role of neuroscience in the practice of law. 


Dr. Etienne Benson Interview, Historian of Science

December 22nd, 2018

Welcome to the 2nd Interview on the PSPDG podcast! In this episode, I interview Dr. Etienne Benson, historian of science at University of Pennsylvania. We will talk about history of though in the practice of Science, and the special case of new technologies in the study of animal behavior. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did! 


Sebastien Tremblay Interview, Neuroscience and Society

December 4th, 2018

Welcome to the Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Podcast. Here, we endeavour to explore the work and lives of scientists, the history of knowledge, what is left to discover, and why it all matters. Today, my Guest is Dr. Sébastien Tremblay, Neuroscientist at University of Pennsylvania.