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 [...]
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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, [...]
Nanotechnology is a continually developing branch of science, one with political, environmental and ethical implications that are not yet fully understood. Among those taking the lead to clarify those issues is Christopher J. Bosso, associate dean of Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and director and principal investigator for the University’s Nanotechnology and Society Research Group. Bosso is also author of a new book “Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology.” Here, he discusses public policy related to nanotechnology and the potential impact of the fast-growing science, for good and ill.