With this edition we introduce the Harrison Symposium as a regular feature of Politics and the Life Sciences, The Symposium will focus on current, debates, developments, and controversies in the domain of global governance, globalization, and the life sciences.
The Symposium is a product of the University of Maryland's Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda. The Harrison Program's mission is to promote research, teaching, and public dialogue on issues related to ecological security, long-term sustainability, energy and environmental policy, and global governance. Symposium editors are Dennis Pirages, the Horace Harrison Professor of International Environmental Politics at the University of Maryland and Ken Conca, Harrison Program director. We aim for the Symposia to be ongoing discussions; readers are encouraged to submit comments, reactions and suggestions for future Symposia to the editors.