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"There needs to be a balance between exploiting nano- technology for economic benefits and sufficiently monitoring the social impact."  

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2007 Workshop: Nanotechnology and Society: The Organization and Policy of Innovation

May 17, 2007, University of Massachusetts Amherst

   
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Workshop Program, May 17, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 8:45 Jane Fountain
8:45 - 9:00 Paul Kostecki, Vice Provost for Research at UMass Amherst
9:00 - 10:30 Technology Innovation and Dispute Resolution
  • Howard Gadlin, Ombudsman, National Institutes of Health Office of the Ombudsman, Center for Cooperative Resolution: Re-thinking scientific teams: competition, conflict and collaboration [Bio & Abstract]
  • Jay P. Kesan, Professor and Director, Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law, University of Illinois College of Law: Nanotechnology Innovation--Two Aspects [Bio & Abstract]
  • Moderator: Ethan Katsh, Director of the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass Amherst
10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • Podcast - Nanotechnology: Wave of the Future?
    Be sure to listen to a podcast produced by the Advanced Issues in Information Technology class (Communication 497T) at UMass Amherst during the break.
10:45 - 12:15 Forming Public Opinion and Informing Public Policy on Emergent Technologies: the Role of the Media
  • Geoff Cooper, University of Surrey Department of Sociology (UK): Investment and interpretation: nanotechnology, financial journalism and practical epistemology [Bio & Abstract]
  • Susanna Hornig Priest, Director of Research, University of South Carolina: Predicting the Future: How Ordinary People Make Sense of Emerging Nanotechnologies [Bio & Abstract]
  • Moderator: Jarice Hanson, Professor of Communication, UMass Amherst
12:30 - 2:00

Visual Perception of Nanoscale Phenomena

2:00 - 4:00 Organization and Economics of the Nanotechnology Research and Development Enterprise
  • John Armstrong, Vice President, UMass Amherst Foundation, UMass Amherst; Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing External Advisory Board, former Vice President for science and technology and IBM Director of research: Nanotechnology, development and public policy [Bio & Abstract]
  • Daniel Lee Kleinman, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Department of Rural Sociology: The Culture of the American University in the Age of Neoliberalism. [Bio & Abstract]
  • David Rejeski, Director of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies and the Foresight and Governance Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Why Managing Research is Not Managing Science. [Bio & Abstract]
  • Moderator: Jane Fountain, Director, Science, Technology and Society Initiative, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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