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Senders Addresses Cornell Science and Technology Studies

Stefan Senders, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric, addressed Cornell's Science and Technology Studies Program on Monday, Sept. 29. He spoke on “Risk, Rhetoric, and Reason in Technological Society.” The talk examined the rhetoric of risk and its application in cases of medical and bioterrorism. Senders argued that traditional approaches to the calculation of risk fail to recognize the complexity and multiplicity of their object, and he suggested that by attending closely to the rhetoric of risk we are more likely to understand what is at stake in risky events.