2015 ISS Conference Series Day 2 Opening Remarks

Joseph Dumit delivered these opening remarks on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Dumit is the Director of the Institute for Social Sciences and a Professor of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and of Anthropology at UC Davis.

The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.