Kenneth Oye

Professor, Political Science

Kenneth Oye is a professor of political science. His books include Cooperation under Anarchy, Economic Discrimination and Political Exchange, and the “Eagle” monographs on American foreign policy. His studies on technology policy have been published in Science, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Politics and the Life Sciences, and Issues in Science and Technology. He serves as director of the MIT Program on Emerging Technologies (PoET), as a member of the MIT Synthetic Biology Center and the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation, and as Director of Policy and Practices for NSF SynBERC. In the past several years, he has served as an invited expert to the UN BWC, the WHO, PCAST and the National Research Council. Professor Oye is a recipient of the Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011), the Graduate Council Teaching Award (1998), and the Technology and Policy Program Faculty Appreciation Award (2003). Before coming to MIT, he taught at Harvard, the University of California, Princeton and Swarthmore. He holds a BA in economics and political science from Swarthmore with highest honors and a PhD in political science from Harvard with the Chase Dissertation Prize.

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