“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.”
Karin Vander Schaaf is the administrative coordinator of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) and provides faculty assistance to Professors Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Jim Waldo, Afreen Siddiqi, and Bruce Schneier. Her administrative responsibilities include financial management and budget oversight, logistics planning for conferences, seminars, and workshops, and working with the STPP and Enivironment and Natural Resources Program fellows on HKS administrative matters. She is a member of the HKS Green Team and on the Joint Council.
Karin joined the Belfer Center after eleven years at Harvard Medical International where her role was Manager of Administrative Operations and Program Manager for the Dubai Healthcare City project. Karin holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from the Harvard Extension School.Last Updated: Feb 5, 2019, 1:17pm