“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
A seminar with Carmen S. Geha, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (spring 2018); Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut.