Huub Dijstelbloem is Lecturer in Philosophy of Science at the University of Amsterdam and Researcher and Project Leader at the Scientific Council for Government Policy in The Hague (WRR). He was Editor of the International Journal Krisis and is member of several Advisory Boards of Academic Schools (including WTMC and IIS). He was Program Coordinator Technology Assessment at the Rathenau Institute and evaluated Science and Technology projects at Sci-Quest.
He studied Philosophy (MA) and Science, Technology and Culture (MSc) at the University of Amsterdam and in Paris at the Ecole des Mines, supervised by Professor Bruno Latour. He wrote his PhD on the democratic deficits in the political and the scientific decision-making processes at the beginnings of the AIDS-epidemic, environmental problems and BSE. Next to academic and professional publications, Huub is involved as a speaker and opinion maker in public debates about science, technology and society.
Some of his recent publications in English are Migration and the New Technological Borders of Europe (Palgrave, 2011) and Rethinking the Human Condition. Exploring Human Enhancement (Rathenau, 2008). In Dutch his most recent books and co-edited volumes are Bestemming gewijzigd. Moderniteit en stedelijke transformaties (2013), Onzekerheid troef. Het betwiste gezag van de wetenschap (2011), De Migratiemachine (2009) and Politiek vernieuwen. Op zoek naar publiek in de technologische samenleving (2008) and Het gezicht van de publieke zaak. Openbaar bestuur onder ogen (2010) published by Amsterdam University Press.
He is interested in questions concerning politics in technological societies.
Currently his research focuses on:
1. The Future of Food Policy;
2. The Contested Authority of Science;
3. Migration, Mobility and Border Control Technologies