Recent News

  • Nikolas Rose spoke at Infelici e tristi, o malati di depressione?, University of Trieste (6th-8th June 2014). With psychopharmacology intrinsic to many treatment practices in mental health care and the use of PP drugs widespread, Professor Rose asks Does psychopharmacology have a future?.

  • The latest book by Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached, Neuro, is reviewed by Cathy Gere in Isis, the official journal of the History of Science Society (University of Chicago Press). In her review (Vol. 105, No. 1, March 2014), Gere praises the authors’ “self-confidence, eloquence, subtlety and intellectual generosity”. Read a preview

  • Nikolas Rose is interviewed by Brazilian journalist, Silio Boccanera, for the television news channel, GloboNews. The discussion includes thoughts on the relationship between the social sciences and life sciences. Preceded by an introduction in Portuguese, the interview is conducted in English and broadcast with Portuguese subtitles. Watch online.

  • Nikolas Rose speaks at Beyond Nature versus Nurture, a public event at the British Library debating the moral, ethical and social consequences of the growing understanding of how nurture affects nature. Chaired by Professor Jane Elliott (Institute of Education), the event also features Professor George Davey-Smith (University of Bristol). Listen online.

  • KCL colleagues collaborate on Discover Society article. Des Fitzgerald, Nikolas Rose and Ilina Singh co-author ‘Urban Life and Mental Health: Re-Visiting Politics, Society and Biology’ in February edition of not-for-profit journal.

  • Nikolas Rose gives day-long masterclass on biosocial criminology in Belgium. Hosted by the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the event includes discussions with a range of academic experts in criminology, biology, genetics and neuroscience.

  • ‘Neuroscience on trial’ – Nikolas Rose has been interviewed by Science Commentator of the Year, Anjana Ahuja, for the latest edition of the RSA Journal (Issue 4, 2013, pp 41-43)

  • ‘The brain has become a fascinating object for public debate’ – An interview with Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of USApp (American Politics and Policy) on the Human Brain Project.

  • Nikolas Rose gives the keynote lecture at Treating the risk society? a two-day conference on clinical treatments, politics and the biomedicalization of prevention hosted by the Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé, Santé mentale et Société (CERMES3) at the Université Paris Descartes in Paris.

  • A critical presentation of Neuro marks the start of a new series of seminars at EHESS, the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences in Paris, in which lecturers critique recent works in the presence of the authors. Samuel Lézé and Sebastian Lemerle present; Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached attend.