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New Technologies: Have We Learned Anything Yet About Risks?

December 15, 2011 // 9:15am10:15am
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Remember the IT revolution?  How about the Decade of the Brain or genetic engineering?  Then there was nanotechnology and now synthetic biology.  How well have we managed the risks associated with these advances and has society learned any lessons from the past that could be relevant to understanding the societal implications of new emerging technologies?

Please join us on December 15th in the Moynihan Boardroom at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for a discussion on Generic Lessons Learned about Societal Responses to Emerging Technologies Perceived as Involving Risks, a paper by Paul Stern, Thomas Wilbanks, Susan Cozzens, and Eugene Rosa.

A light breakfast will be served at 9:00.

Please find a copy of the paper and Mr. Stern's Power Point presentation below. 

 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Director, Standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change, National Research Council, National Academies of Science
  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
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Experts & Staff

  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. // Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Aaron Lovell // Writer/Editor/Program Manager, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Anne Bowser // Researcher, Data Science and Visualization, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Elizabeth Tyson // New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Sharon Weinberger // Global Fellow
  • Piers Millett // Global Fellow

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