“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.”
Jessica Cussins was a Belfer Center International and Global Affairs (BIGA) student fellow during 2016-17.
During her fellowship, she was a Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. She is interested in the implications of genetic, reproductive, and other emerging technologies.
On campus, Cussins was a Research Assistant at the Program on Science, Technology & Society, and the Chair of The Future Society, a student group working to expand awareness and knowledge about technologies that fundamentally transform the way we live. Outside of Harvard, she consulted for the Center for Genetics and Society and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future. She also writes regularly for The Huffington Post, Biopolitical Times, and other outlets.
She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley with Highest Distinction Honors.Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 10:42am