The Next Little Thing:
Nano, Business & Society in the 21st Century
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Noon - 6:30 p.m.
Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium
- Consulate General of Canada in Chicago
- Chicago-Kent's Global Law and Policy Initiative
- Center on Nanotechnology and Society
- Blake, Cassels & Graydon
- Chicago Microtechnology and Nanotechnology Community
As the nano sector booms on both sides of the border, issues related to nanotrade, nanoregulation and nanoethics come to the forefront. This half-day conference will feature keynote addresses and panel presentations by leading U.S. and Canadian business, legal and policy nano experts on:
- The state of nanobusiness on both sides of the 49th Parallel;
- Business-to business strategies for building high-tech companies and cross-border nano partnerships;
- Nano-specific legal and regulatory developments and questions from both countries; and
- The ethical and social implications faced by nations as we enter the nano century.
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.