The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) will hold its 5th Annual meeting October 27-30, 2013 at the School of Law, Northeastern University. S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of nanoscience and emerging technologies in society. Its aim is to advance critical reflection from [...]
The 2013 Workshop in Applied Philosophy will be held from September 29th -29th at Northeastern University in Boston. The topic will be “Frontiers of Informed Consent.” For more information, see: http://www.northeastern.edu/ethics/workshop/.
In Summer 2011 the Nanotechnology and Society Research Group and the newly formed NU Ethics Institute initiated a fellowship program to support the study of social and ethical issues associated with the development, dissemination, regulation, and use of emerging technologies. The program, which embodies Northeastern University’s commitment to being a leader in responsible technological innovation, [...]
NSRG researchers Ron Sandler, Jacqueline Isaacs, and Christopher Bosso participate in a workshop on the Global Regulation of Nanotechnology, sponsored by the Northeastern University School of Law.
On October 8, NSRG researchers Christopher Bosso and Jennifer Nash hosted the workshop, “Environmental Policy in Massachusetts: Promoting Safe Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty.” The workshop explored the key role that states play in advancing the dual—and sometimes competing—agendas of economic development and environmental quality. The springboard for discussions was four case studies [...]
Nanotechnology promises to transform the materials of everyday life, leading to smaller and more powerful computers, more durable plastics and fabrics, cheap and effective water purification systems, more efficient solar panels and storage batteries, and medical devices capable of tracking down and killing cancer cells. Policy analysts predict a radical change in the industrial sector. Yet the nanotechnology revolution is not straightforward. Edited by Director and Principal Investigator Christopher J. Bosso, Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology contains perspectives from economics, history, philosophy, and public policy. This new resource illuminates the challenges inherent in the development of nanotechnology and works toward a reconceptualization of government regulatory approaches.
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