Saturday, April 24, 2010

Go On! The Global Regulation of Nanotechnologies

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest) What could recent developments in drug delivery, food production, energy, building construction, and cosmetics have in common? Nanotechnology, or “the science of the very small.”
Our colleague Sonia E. Rolland, Assistant Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law (below, right), is co-organizing a two-day conference on the transnational legal implications of nanotechnology with Dr. Makane Mbengue. Lecturer at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (below, left.)
The meeting takes place on 7-8 May 2010 at the law school’s Boston, Massachusetts campus.
An interdisciplinary gathering, the conference will bring together scientists, lawyers, ethicists, government officials, industry leaders and NGO advocates to discuss the range of global challenges and possibilities presented by "nanotech."
Speakers from Brazil, South Korea, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Senegal, France, and the United States will discuss intellectual property rights, commercial aspects of nanotech development, and ethical concerns. The conference is open to all and includes a heavily discounted rate for students. For the full program and registration information, click here.

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