Tuesday, May 27


Jeff Morris, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, A Case for the Commonplace: Locating Nanotechnology within Existing Regulatory Frameworks

Griffith A. Kundahl, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, A Triumvirate of Forces (Plaintiffs, Insurers and Regulators) Soon Will Impact Nano Commercialization: A Predictive Assessment of Governance, Economic and Public Perception Implications

Reut Snir, Bar Ilan University, Israel, Global Nanotechnology Governance from a Network Analysis Perspective

Melanie Swan, Kingston University, London, Machine Ethics: An Ethics of Perception of Nanocognition

Managing Novel Technologies

Dorothy J. Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law, Autonomous Vehicle Implementation – Three Scenarios

Bernard Goldstein & Russellyn Carruth, University of Pittsburgh, Transparency Failures of the Third Kind in Unconventional Gas Drilling (UGD)

Timothy T. Takahashi, ASU,  As Time Drones On

Okey C. Iheduru, ASU, Mobile Money, Mobile Banking and the Governance of Emerging Technologies in Africa

 Big Implications of Emerging Technologies

John McGinnis, Northwestern University Law School, Emerging Digital Technologies and their Improvement to the Liberty/Security Frontier

Jonathan Kahn, Hamline University School of Law, The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Brain: Neuroscience and the Biologization of Racism in Law and Society

Randy L. Dryer, University of Utah, Automatic License Plate Readers: An Effective Law Enforcement Tool or the Latest Tool for Mass Surveillance?

Mark Waser, Digital Wisdom Institute, Selfishness, Interdependence & the Algorithmic Execution of Entity-Derived Intentions and Priorities

Wednesday, May 28

Re-Envisioning Humanity

Gary Marchant & Yvonne A. Stevens, ASU, Evolving Technologies & Marital Relationships: Can Law Keep Pace?

Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary, Governance of S&T through an Ability Studies Lens

Natasha Vita-More, University of Advancing Technology, Human Enhancement: its techno nature

Yaniv Heled, Georgia State University College of Law, On Patenting Human Organisms or How the Abortion Wars Undermine Technological Innovation

 Genetically Engineered Organisms

Elizabeth A. Pitts, North Carolina State University, Regulatory (Mouse) Traps: Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues in Classifying Genetically Engineered Organisms

Christina Ndoh, North Carolina State University, Case Study Analysis of Two Environmental Applications of Synthetic Biology

Amanda Clayton, North Carolina State University, Genetic Pest Management and Society: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Current and Emerging Technologies for Dengue Control

Molly Hartzog Storment, North Carolina University & Steven B. Katz, Clemson University, The Appeal to “Transparency” in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Insects

New Models for Ethical Anticipation

George Khushf, University of South Carolina, Why Clarification of Ethical and Legal Challenges Associated with Emerging Technologies is a Hard Problem

Clare Shelley-Egan, Trilateral Research & Consulting, Consolidating European Ethics Assessment for Research and Innovation: The SATORI Project

Ed Finn/Joey Eschrich, ASU, Project Hieroglyph: Building a Network of Technological Imagination

Michael Burnam-Fink, ASU, Narrative Foresight Techniques for Scenario Generation Using “Eventuality”

Keynote: Michelle Chibba, Director, Ontario, Canada, Privacy by Design and Emerging Technologies: Paving the Way to Preserving Our Freedoms and Driving Innovation

Synthetic Biology I

Adam Finkel, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Case Studies Applying the “Solution-Focused Risk Assessment” Paradigm to Synthetic Biology

Michael Gusmano, Hastings Center, Exploring the Meaning of Democratic Deliberation over Synthetic Biology

Jennifer Kuzma, North Carolina State University Synthetic Biology and Risk Governance: An Action-Oriented Approach

Antony Evans, Growing Plants, Case study: The Environmental Release of Glowing Plants

 New Governance Models

Angela J. Campbell, Georgetown Law, Industry Self-Regulation of Online Privacy

Mailyn Fidler, Stanford University, Regulatory Options for the Global Trade in Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Joshua W. Abbott, ASU, A Seductive Model of Governance: A Seductive Model of Governance: Protecting Critical Infrastructure through Network Security Agreements

Elizabeth Beryt, UC CEIN and the Luskin Center for Innovation, The Role of Institutionalized Validation in Integrating Emerging Science into Regulatory Decision-Making

 Life Cycle Analysis and Responsible Innovation

Marc A. Saner, University of Ottawa, Life Cycle Governance: From Responsible Innovation to Disaster Management

Polly Maclaine Pont, Rathenau Institute, The Netherlands, From Risk-Based To Opportunity-Based: Conditions for Responsive Regulatory Arrangements That Promote Responsible Innovation

Jeremy Weissman, University of South, Carolina, The Clash of Meta-Models: A Study of Conflicts that Undermine the Flourishing of Big Science

Sofia H. Ranchordas, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, Innovation-friendly Regulation

Thursday, May 29


Brad Allenby, ASU, Towards Ethical Geoengineering

Daniel Bodansky, ASU, Climate Engineering Governance and Legitimacy

Floor Fleurke, Tilburg Law School, Developing a Discourse for the Ethics of Environmental Enhancement

 Synthetic Biology II

Megan Palmer, SynBERC, (Synthetic) Biotechnology: (How) Can we Responsibly Innovate?

Sarah Carter, J. Craig Venter Institute, Synthetic Biology and the U.S. Biotechnology Regulatory System: Challenges and Options

Kenneth Oye, MIT, Adaptive Risk Governance in Biotechnology: Looking Back at Transfats,  Looking Ahead on Pharmaceuticals and Synthetic Biology

Todd Kuiken, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Wilson Center, Engagement Across the Synthetic Biology Spectrum: Exploring the Ecological, Biosafety and Biosecurity Concerns

 Health Technology Innovation

Aaron D. Levine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Challenges in the Translation and Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

Stacey A. Tovino, University of Nevada, Neuroimaging Mental Disorder Classification, and the Law: The Case of Gambling Disorder

Timothy S. Hall, University of Louisville, Personal Biometric Data Tracking: Risk and Regulation

Diva Galan, Arizona State Board of Nursing, The Hidden Implications of Telemedicine for Licensed Health Professionals

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