The IUHPST is the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Founded in 1975, the Society for Social Studies of Science , initially provided scholarly communication facilities, including a journal (Science, Technology, and Human Values) and annual meetings that were mainly attended by science studies scholars.
The University was founded with a mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, and to assist Hong Kong’s socio-economic development.
More specifically, with these stances the nuclear weapon states forfeit any moral authority to which they might aspire on questions of nuclear weapon possession, and they reduce the chances of gaining the cooperation of the world community on technology-transfer restrictions and sanctions directed against proliferators.
I then address the status of five specific challenges in which science and technology (S&T) have particularly important roles to play: meeting the basic needs of the poor; managing the competition for the land, water, and terrestrial biota of the planet; maintaining the integrity of the oceans; mastering the energy-economy-environment dilemma; and moving toward a nuclear weapon-free world.
See eg., President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology, Federal Energy Research and Development for the Challenges of the 21st Century (Executive Office of the President of the United States, Washington, DC, 2007) ; World Energy Council (WEC), Energy Technologies for the 21st Century (WEC, London, 2001); National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP), Breaking the Energy Stalemate (NCEP, Washington, DC, 2004); and G. F. Nemet, D. M. Kammen, Energy Policy 35, 746 (2007).