Matthew Shapiro, Professor of Political Science, to Speak at IIT’s Conference on Innovation

Matthew Shapiro, of IIT’s Department of Social Sciences, will deliver a paper titled “International Collaboration and Green Technology Generation: Assessing the East Asian Environmental Regime,” at IIT’s conference on innovation at 10:45 am on Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Crown Room, Hermann Hall. Shapiro will appear on a panel titled “Tipping Points: Ingenuity in Research, Development, and Standards,” with Ann Smart Martin, of the University of Wisconsin’s Art History Department, and Ari Belenkiy, a statistician from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

The panel will appear on the second day of an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Benjamin Franklin Project at IIT on April 10 and 11. The conference, “Infrastructures of Creativity: Institutions and Innovation in the 18th and 21st Centuries,” will consider today’s innovation landscape alongside that of the Atlantic Enlightenment, which was a period of remarkable innovation and creativity. Over the course of the two days, we will explore the types of institutional infrastructures and intellectual processes that foster or, alternatively, hinder innovation.

The entire IIT community–students, faculty, staff, and alumni–are invited to attend.

For a full list of conference events or for more details, visit the conference website.