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International Centre for Society, Governance & Science

Directors: Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan & Professor Mark Henaghan (Faculty of Law)

The International Centre for Society, Governance & Science (SoGoS) promotes and undertakes research on the challenges of integrating medical and scientific advancements with society in the face of changing approaches being used to govern citizens and institutions, as well as their rights, relationships and responsibilities.

SOGOS aims to be an internationally renowned multidisciplinary research centre or ‘think tank’ that undertakes research and policy development work for governments, professional bodies and NGOs.

The Centre builds on the work, experiences and successes of collaborations with multidisciplinary and indigenous researchers, trans-Tasman experts and international networks developed from the five-year multidisciplinary New Zealand Law Foundation-sponsored Human Genome Research Project led by Otago’s Faculty of Law.