Massimiano Bucchi (Ph.D. Social and Political Science, European University Institute, 1997) is Professor of Science in Society at the University of Trento, Italy. He has published seven books, including Science and the media (London and New York, Routledge, 1998), Science in society. An Introduction to Social Studies of Science (London and New York, Routledge, 2004), Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (with B. Trench, 2008) and several essays in international journals such as History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Nature, New Genetics and Society, Science and Public Understanding of Science.
He chairs the scientific committee of non profit center Observa Science in Society and is a member of the International Scientific Committee for Public Communication of Scienceand Technology (PCST); he has also served as advisor and evaluator for several research and policy bodies, including the US National Science Foundation, the Royal Society and the European Commission.
He has carried out research and given seminars at several international institutions, such as the Royal Society, University of Basel, ETH Zurich, London School of Economics, University of California Berkeley, Royal Academy of Sciences Sweden, University of Tokyo, American Association for the Advancement of Science and received several recognitions for his work, including the Mullins Prize awarded by the Society for
Social Studies of Science (1997) and the Merck-Serono jury award for science books (2007).
Round Table on Water and Food Research: Europe and beyond - science, policy and strategy