DAY 1: Tuesday, May 24

11:30–12:00 Registration & Check-in 
12:00–12:05 Welcome: Gary Marchant, Center of Law, Science & Innovation, ASU
12:05–1:00 Opening Keynote: Safety and Beyond Safety: Seeking the Wise Use of Emerging Technologies  

Mildred Z. Solomon, President, The Hastings Center


Panel: Addressing Emerging Technologies Across Disciplines

Moderator: Gary Marchant, ASU (Law)

Diana Bowman, ASU (Law)

Jason Robert (Ethics)

Richard Williams (Economics)

2:10–2:20 Break
2:20–3:50 Concurrent Session 1

Session 1.1: Technology and Sustainability

Moderator: Lauren Burkhart, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

1.1.1 Cynthia Selin, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU

Adapting in the Anthropocene: Contests and Collaborations over Climate Design

1.1.2 Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh / University of Cologne

Potential New Understandings about EU/U.S. Differences in Regards to Emerging Technologies Based on Comparison of EU and U.S. Responses to Unconventional Natural Gas Development

1.1.3 Lee Paddock, George Washington University Law School

 The Role of Transparency and Voluntary Standards in Nanotechnology Governance: An Update

 1.1.4 Floor M. Fleurke, Tilburg University

 Regulation of Chemical Risk: Has REACH (EU) Confronted the Regulatory Challenge of Scale, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Innovation?


Session 1.2:  New Technologies, New Governance?

Moderator: Gary Marchant, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

1.2.1 Roy Meirom, Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies, Israel

Civil and Criminal Liability in the Era of Subconsciously Controlled Prosthetics Mediated by Artificial Intelligence Interfaces

1.2.2  Melanie Swan, New School for Social Research, New York 

 A Hegelian Theory of Complexity and Algorithmic Reality

1.2.3 Victoria Sutton, Texas Tech University School of Law

Is Space Law Taking Off?

1.2.4 Angelic Shavit, Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies, Israel

 The Next Wave -The Blockchain Technology


Session 1.3:  Big Data

Moderator: Brad Allenby, Fulton School of Engineering, ASU

1.3.1 Paul George, Texas A&M University School of Law

The State as Data Collector and Privacy Protector

1.3.2 Sarah Malanga (for Christopher Robertson), University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Governance Rather than Consent in Big Data

1.3.3 Amalia Issa, University of the Sciences

 Big Data, the Internet of Things and Dr. Watson in the Era of Precision Medicine: Governance and Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges

1.3.4 Robert A. Bohrer, California Western School of Law

A Rawlsian Approach to Big Healthcare Data: We’re Still Behind the Veil So What’s the Deal?


Session 1.4: Autonomous Agents and Machines

Moderator: Jim Hennessy, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

1.4.1 Peter Asaro, The New School

 Regulating Autonomous Agents: The Scope and Limits of Liability

1.4.2 Matthew U. Scherer, Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP

Regulating Artificial Intelligence Systems and Autonomous Machines

1.4.3 Wendell Wallach, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

 Control and Responsible Innovation in the Development of AI and Robotics

1.4.4 Kendra Chilson, Department of Philosophy, ASU

      Designing an Ideal Theory for Decision Behavior in Artificial Intelligence

 3:55-5:25 Concurrent Session 2

Session 2.1: Impacts and Consequences of Robotics

Moderator: Gary Marchant, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

 2.1.1 Marc Saner, University of Ottawa

If We Cannot Stop the Humanization of Robots, Can We At Least Stop the Robotization of Humans?

2.1.2 Yvonne A. Stevens, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

Solutions to Technological Unemployment

2.1.3 Jeremy Weissman, University of South Carolina

Is It OK to Discriminate Against A Cyborg?

2.1.4 Uriel Eldan, Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies, Israel

(Artificially) Intelligent Lawyers: Oxymoron or Potential Reality

 Session 2.2: Governance Challenges and Innovations

Moderator: Wendell Wallach, Yale University

2.2.1 Richard Williams, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Managing Old Versus New Medical Technology

2.2.2 Douglas K.R. Robinson, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, LISIS & ESIEE Paris

Characterizing the Variety of Developments Under the Umbrella of 3D Printing and the Future and Present Governance Challenges

2.2.3 Megan J. Palmer, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

Designing and Directing a Program on Synthetic Biology in Society: Lessons Learned

 Session 2.3: Health IT

Moderator: Diana Bowman, CLSI/SFIS, ASU

2.3.1 Donna Hanrahan, Seton Hall University School of Law

The 21st Century Cures Act: Changes on the Horizon for Research Privacy Protections in Relation to HIPAA

2.3.2 Camille Nebeker, UC San Diego School of Medicine; John Harlow, Center for Policy Informatics, ASU

Connected and Open Research Ethics

2.3.3 Alexis Abboud, Center for Biology & Society, ASU

Principle vs. Practice in Open Science Data-Sharing Consortia

2.3.4 Timothy S. Hall, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Regulation of Personal Fitness and Health Data Tracking: Lessons and Examples from Credit Reporting Regulation

 Session 2.4 National Security and Emerging Technologies

Moderator: Brad Allenby, Fulton School of Engineering, ASU

2.4.1 Kobi Leins, Melbourne Law School / Programme on the Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies

Shining a Regulatory Light on the Use of New Laser Technology in Armed Conflict

2.4.2 Brad Allenby, College of Engineering, ASU

How Emerging Technologies Change Geopolitical Conflict

2.4.3 Daniel Rothenberg, ASU Center on the Future of War

New Frontiers in Wartime Data: What Are the Limits to the Mass Collection of Bio-Metric Data in Armed Conflict?

2.4.4 Craig S. Lerner, George Mason University School of Law

The Tower of Babel Revisited: Global Governance as a Problematic Solution to Existential Threats

5:30–6:30 Dinner  (Cloister Room) 

Film Screening and Commentary

Aaron Traywick, COO, Global Healthspan Policy Institute

Discussion: The Age of Aging

Moderator: Jim Hennessy

DAY 2: Wednesday, May 25

7:30–8:30 Check-in / Breakfast (Cloister Room)
 8:30-8:45  Special Session: Existential and Catastrophic Risks in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
Introduction: Why Are We Talking About Existential/Catastrophic Risks?

Case One: Environmental/Climate Change

Moderator: Brad Allenby, ASU

Charlie Kennel, Scripps

Karen Bradshaw Schulz, ASU

9:45-10:00 Break

Case Two: Bio

Moderator: Yvonne Stevens, ASU

George Poste, ASU


 Case Three: Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: Subbarao Kambhampati, ASU

Victoria Krakovna, Harvard

Wendell Wallach, Yale


Lunch Session

Panel: How Concerned Should We Be With Catastrophic Risks?

Moderator: James Weinstein, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

Andrew Maynard, ASU

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Cambridge University

2:00-3:30 Concurrent Sessions 3

Session 3.1 Improving Humans?

Moderator: Yvonne Stevens, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

3.1.1 Eileen Kane, Penn State Law School

 Gene Editing Technologies and the Calibration of Regulation to Risk

3.1.2 Natasha Vita-More, University of Advancing Technology

The Regenerative Generation (and Its Governance)


Session 3.2: Innovative Public Engagement

Moderator: Diana Bowman, CLSI/SFIS, ASU

3.2.1 Peter Nagy (sub for Ed Finn), Center for Science in the Imagination, ASU

 Frankenstein, Transmedia Storytelling, and Building Engagement and Efficacy in Science, Technology, and Society

3.2.2 John Patrick Roberts, School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University

 Consumers’ Willingness to Purchase GM and Nano Foods

3.2.3 Cynthia Selin, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU


Session 3.3:  Governing Algorithms

Moderator: Wendell Wallach, Yale University

3.3.1 Deven R. Desai, Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

Algorithms and the Law

3.3.2 Alex Reiss-Sorokin, New York University School of Law

 Can an Algorithm Be Personal? Management Through Individualization and What We Can Do About It

3.3.3 W. Nicholson Price II, UNH School of Law

Regulating Complex Medical Algorithms

3.3.4 Gary Marchant, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

 The Need for Dynamic Governance of Algorithm-Based Technologies

 3:30-3:45 Break
 3:45-5:15 Concurrent Sessions 4

Session 4.1:   Neuroscience

Moderator: Cynthia Selin, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU

4.1.1 Gregory Garvey, Quinnipiac University

Nowhere Man Please Listen

4.1.2 Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell | Hamline School of Law

 Neuroscience, Sincerity, and the Law

4.1.3 Lyn M. Gaudet, Mind Research Network

 Neuroprediction in Forensic Contexts: Legal and Ethical Implications

4.1.4 Betsy Grey, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

        Biomarkers for PTSD: Legal Implications


Session 4.2:  The Role of Formal Decision Making Tools in the Governance of Emerging Technologies

Moderator: Gregory E. Kaebnick, The Hastings Center

4.2.1 Gregory E. Kaebnick, The Hastings Center

What Do We Mean When We Talk about Weighing the Costs and Benefits of an Emerging Technology?

4.2.2 Wendell Wallach, Yale University

The Role for CBA in the Coordinated Governance of Synthetic Biology

4.2.3 Michael K. Gusmano, The Hastings Center

Expanding the Definition of Costs and Benefits: A Role for Public Engagement?

4.2.4 Adam Finkel, University of Pennsylvania

Disinfecting Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hidden Value-Laden Constraints


Session 4.3:  Cybersecurity

Moderator: Gary Marchant, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

4.3.1 Eric Talbot Jensen, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

Tallinn 2.0 and Cyber Activities

4.3.2 Brad Allenby, College of Engineering, ASU

The Technological Context of Cyber-Conflict

4.3.3 Joseph R. Carvalko, Quinnipiac University School of Law; Cara C. Morris, Nationwide Patents

The Emergence of Pharmaco-Electronics

5:15-6:00 Keynote Speaker – Daniel Christensen, Intel /  The Internet of Things: Present and Future

Poster Presentation Reception (Courtyard East)

Dinner (on own)

DAY 3: Thursday, May 26

7:30–8:30 Check-in / Breakfast (Cloister Room)
 8:30-9:10  Keynote Speaker: Creating an Ethics Advisory Panel for an AI Company

Kay Firth-Butterfield, Chief Officer, Ethics Advisory Panel,
Corporate Ethics Advisory Committees for Emerging Technologies: Roles, Opportunities and Choices

9:15-10:45 Concurrent Sessions 5

Session 5.1: Autonomous Weapons

Moderator: Lauren Burkhart, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

5.1.1 David Danks, Carnegie Mellon University; Heather Roff, ASU / University of Oxford

How To (Not) Trust an Autonomous Weapons System: The Limits of Trust in Autonomous Weapons Systems

5.1.2 Chris Jenks, SMU Dedman School of Law

The Human as Placebo and the Path to Offensive Autonomous Weapons

5.1.3  Metodi Hadij-Janev, Military Academy “Mihajlo Apostolski,” Macedonia

Beyond the Fog: Autonomous Weapon Systems in Context of the International Law of Armed Conflict



Session 5.2: Managing New Technology Risks

Moderator: Cynthia Selin, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU

5.2.1 Majia Nadesan, Arizona State University, West Campus

 New Technologies and Catastrophic Risks: Hubris in the Anthropocene

5.2.2 Yariv Heled, Georgia State University College of Law

 The Current State of Autonomous Vehicles Laws and Ways of Moving Forward

5.2.3 Timothy Malloy, UCLA School of Law

Risk Management-Based and Prevention-Based Governance for Emerging Materials and Threats

5.2.4 Bryant Walker Smith, University of South Carolina School of Law

 How Governments Can Encourage Automated Driving


Session 5.3: Biotechnology and Gene Drives

Moderator: Yvonne Stevens, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

5.3.1 Robert M. Friedman, J. Craig Venter Institute

Policy and Regulatory Issues for Use of Gene Drives to Control Insect-borne Human Disease and Insect Agricultural Pests

5.3.2 Rene Valdez, North Carolina State University

 Rejecting Revival? Media Content Analysis of De-extinction

5.3.3 Thomas Parker Redick, Global Environmental Ethics Counsel, LLC

Will Genetic Editing of Biotech Crops Survive Emerging Risks of Economic Liability?

5.3.4 Gary E. Marchant, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, ASU

International Coordination of Gene Editing Regulation

10:45-11:00 Break

Plenary Panel: Resilience in Regulatory Policy:  Exploring Its Significance as a Parallel Goal to Efficiency and Equity

Moderator: Philip J. Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School


Pierre de Vries, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado Law School

Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers University School of Law

Sonny Cave, ON Semiconductor Corporation

Gary E. Marchant, Center for Law Science & Innovation, ASU