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Massimiano Bucchi

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

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