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STPP is generously supported by:

UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health.

Workshop: "Nanotechnology & Society: Organizations, Oversight, & Public Policy Systems"

The 3rd Nanotechnology and Society Workshop organized by the Science, Technology and Society Initiative, the Center for Public Policy, and the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing addresses emerging oversight and policymaking systems for regulation and guidance of nanotechnology research, applications, and impacts. Among the questions to be discussed: W hat are the relative roles of public, private and non-profit actors in the provision of policy guidance? To what extent and in what ways do existing processes serve well? What are the key gaps in existing processes? What are the effects of globalization, advances in computing, economic crises and other trends on nanotechnology policymaking and oversight processes and arrangements? What can be learned from concepts of emergence and social construction that would shed light on current developments in nanotechnology policymaking?

The workshop is free, but registration required:
http://umass.edu/sts/nano/2010.html

Speakers include:
J. Clarence Davies, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Charles L. Geraci, Jr., Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Timothy Malloy, Professor of Law, UCLA
Terry L. Medley, Global Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs, DuPont
Jeff Morris, National Program Director for Nanotechnology, US Environmental Protection Agency
Jordan Paradise, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University
Rick Reibstein, Environmental Analyst and Policy and Outreach Manager, Office of Technology Assistance, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Richard Sclove, Founder and Senior Fellow, The Loka Institute
Treye Thomas, Toxicologist & Chemical Hazards Program Leader, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Date: 
Fri, 2010-09-24 08:00 - 16:00