Joseph E. Brenner
International Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Paris (CIRET)
School in Public Policy, Central European University
Introduction to the Special Issue ICTs and Society - A New Transdiscipline? What Kind of Academic Field Do We Need to Meet the Challenges of the Information Age?
Joseph E. Brenner, International Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Paris (CIRET)
Joseph E. Brenner was born in Paris in 1934. After primary and secondary education in New York, he received B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of Chicago. In 1958, he earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. His career was in the chemical industry (Du Pont de Nemours International) in R.&D. and corporate development. In 1998, he began collabo-ration with the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET) in Paris. His focus has been to make the logical system of the Franco-Romanian thinker Stéphane Lupasco (Bucharest, 1900 – Paris, 1988) accessible to English-language readers. Dr. Brenner is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the New York Academy of Sciences; and the Swiss Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science. He recently joined the Editorial Board of tripleC.
Celina Raffl, School in Public Policy, Central European University
Since September of 2011 Celina Raffl is a probationary PhD student at the Doctoral School in Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU). Prior to that she was a lecturer at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest for one year and held a scholarship from the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research. From 2004 until 2010 Celina was a research fellow at the ICT&S Center at the University of Salzburg, Austria. [www.celina.uti.at]
Special Issue: ICTs and Society - A New Transdiscipline?