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Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future

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Headlines for the Week of October 3, 2005

“Hype or Hope: Exploring Nano, Risk and Ethics”

Some speculate that nanotechnology will provide the answers to mankind's most confounding challenges. Others posit that it will prove to be our greatest debacle. How should we balance nanotechnology's risks and benefits as we shape our future?

Learn more and participate in the dialogue. Attend the Center on Nanotechnology and Society's inaugural Chicago Nano Forum panel presentation:

"Hype or Hope: Exploring Nano, Risk and Ethics"
Friday, October 7, 2005
5:30 p.m.
Chicago-Kent College of Law Auditorium

Panelists include:

  • Andrew Kimbrell, Washington's premier environmental lobbyist and executive director of the International Center for Technology Assessment;
  • Nik Rokop, leader of the Chicago Micro and Nano Community; and
  • Vivian Weil, distinguished IIT professor and expert on nano and society.

The panel will be moderated by M. Ellen Mitchell, director of IIT's Institute of Psychology and associate director of the Center on Nanotechnology and Society. Introductory remarks will be shared by nationally recognized commentator on technology and human dignity Nigel M. de S. Cameron, research professor at Chicago-Kent and director of the Center on Nanotechnology and Society.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to RSVP@thehumanfuture.org.  

Research Assistants Wanted

Research Professor Nigel M. de S. Cameron and the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future/Center on Nanotechnology and Society at Chicago-Kent are hiring graduate students as paid research assistants this fall to conduct research on emerging biotechnologies and their effect on law, intellectual property regimes, public health, medicine, genetics, public policy, and the environment. Students will be expected to research and analyze various topics in biotechnology and effectively draft memoranda on the technological aspects, as well as the ethical, legal and social impacts. All applicants must possess strong research and writing abilities. We are considering graduate students in appropriate fields working toward a master of science, Ph.D., or J.D. The time commitment will be approximately 10-15 hours per week. Please e-mail a resume, writing sample and list of three references to Michele Mekel.

For more information, contact Michele Mekel at 312.906.5295 or visit www.thehumanfuture.org.

 

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