UCLA Working Conference on Nanotechnology Policy

The2009WorkingConferenceonNanotechRegulatoryPolicywillbeheldattheUniversityofCalifornia,LosAngelescampusonApril17.  TheConferencewillbringtogetheraninterdisciplinarygroupofscholarsandresearchers,policymakers,non-governmentalorganizations,andbusinessesforaction-orientedworkshoppanelsonthescienceandpolicyofnanotechnology.  ThegoaloftheConferenceistocriticallyevaluateseveralspecificpolicyproposalsforrespondingtothepotentialpublichealthandenvironmentalimpactsofnanotechnology.  TheConferencewillexaminethreecategoriesofpolicyresponsesthroughseveralpanels:

           Relianceonexistingregulatoryprograms

          Developmentofinnovative“nano-specific”regulatoryprograms

          Relianceupon“private”regulation(e.g.,industryinitiatives,insurancemechanisms,etc.)

 ThepolicyproposalswillbesetoutinaseriesofsuccinctpaperscommissionedbytheConferencesponsorsanddistributedtoallparticipantsinadvanceoftheConference.  ThesepaperswillbepublishedintheUCLAJournalofEnvironmentalLawandPolicy.

Registration is availableonline.  Visit the website at http://www.cnsi.ucla.edu/NanoRegulatoryPolicy/

Speakers include:

            Dr. Andrew Maynard

Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 

            Dr. Bernard Goldstein

University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

 

            Dr. John Froines

UCLA School of Public Health

 

            Dr. Jeffrey Wong

California Department of Toxic Substances Control

 

            Dr. Andre Nel

UC Center for the Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology

 

           Dr. Diana M. Bowman and Dr. George Gilligan

Monash Centre for Regulatory Studies

Monash University

 

            Professor Gary Marchant

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Arizona State University

 

            Dr. Magali Delmas

UCLA Institute of the Environment

 

           Thomas R. Jacob

Government Affairs Manager, Western Region

DuPont Company

 

            Professor Douglas Kysar

Yale Law School

 

            Professor David Dana

            Northwestern University School of Law

 

            Professor Timothy Malloy

UCLA School of Law

 

            Professor Sean Hecht

UCLA School of Law

 

            Professor Lee C. Paddock

George Washington University Law School

 

           Dr. Oren Perez

Bar Ilan University

Faculty of Law

 

            Dr. Hilary Godwin

            UCLA School of Public Health

Sponsors

            UCLALawandEnvironmentalHealthSustainableTechnologyPolicyProgram

          UCLALawSchoolEvanFrankelEnvironmentalLawandPolicy   Program

          UCCenterfortheEnvironmentalImplicationsofNanotechnology

          UCNanotoxicologyResearchandTrainingProgram

          UCLACenterforOccupationalandEnvironmentalHealth

          RalphandGoldyLewisCenterforRegionalPolicyStudies

          UCLAJournalofEnvironmentalLawandPolicy

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