Professor Zahra Mohaghegh serves as the Academic Chair of the 2017 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2017). The Socio-Technical Laboratory is involved in the Organizing Committee, chairing multiple sessions, and presenting several papers on their research. SoTeRiA Laboratory is excited to participate in the ANS PSA 2017 conference, as it brings together a vibrant and diverse community from industry, governmental agencies and academia to build this common vocabulary and expand upon a shared vision for enhancing risk analysis research and education in order to usher in a new era, void of catastrophic accidents, where scientific discoveries are used to raise social responsibility for the protection of workers, the public, and the environment. Building this community ensures that scientific contributions in risk analysis can continue to benefit complex socio-technical systems by advancing risk-informed decision making. As an educator of engineers, social scientists, and policymakers, the PSA conference creates a multidisciplinary environment for uncovering important areas of formal risk analysis training and education, advancing risk analysis knowledge sharing among academia, industry, and governmental agencies by creating an open scientific environment. By promoting risk analysis as its own academic discipline through the ANS PSA conference, we encourage the next generation of risk analysts being introduced into the workforce, thereby contributing to international safety, security, and peace in our global community.