Organizzato dal CIGA si terrà a Rovigo il 6-7 giugno 2011 un workshop internazionale su: “Dilemmas of choice. Responsibility in nanotechnology development”.
Link al programma.
Introduction and background for the workshop
Policy formulation, academic research, business strategies, and civil society campaigns agree that nanotechnology development should be responsible. However, the notion of responsibility is extremely diversified in the public discourse of nanoscale technologies, shifting from specialized meanings, e.g. close to liability of industrial producers, or narrower definitions, focusing on toxicological aspects to be tested experimentally, to broader interpretations, considering issues like human rights protection, social cohesion and inclusiveness. The variety of these meanings is apparently dependent on the different normative and epistemic, even disciplinary, perspectives represented in the debate, on the heterogeneity of the social actors bearing such perspectives, and on the stage of the (nano)products life-cycle that is considered, on the plurality of technical fields that are associated with nanoscale science and technology, on the more or less.
Also, these different meanings suggest to commentators and operators different foci of attention and policy measures, ranging from radical appeals to precaution, to the experimentation of new procedures for rule-making, to the implementation of public understanding and/or public engagement activities, and to the development of tests, standards, and measures of exposition for humans and the environment.
On the one hand, the formulation and implementation of these policies are affected mostly by our capacity to conjugate what “responsible development” means for us in the future tense, i.e. with regard to the consequences of our actions onto future generations, but also with regard to the assumptions about future situations that influence our way of acting. On the other, assumption about individuals and their ties to broader social communities affect the solutions for developing nanotechnology responsibly: balancing safety and the legitimate pursue of knowledge or economic opportunities, individual freedoms and collective interests (in a stronger fashion, the “common good”), distributing costs and rewards, etc..
The workshop attempts to disentangle these complex meanings of responsibility in nanotechnology development.
The workshop is co-organised by the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and under the patronage of Consorzio Università Rovigo (CUR). Workshop Venue
Consorzio Università Rovigo, Viale Porta Adige 45 – 45100 ROVIGO (Italy)
The working language of the conference is English. Translation from/to Italian is available only for the opening session.
Attendance and registration
Attendance is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory. Attendees can register by sending the registration form attached to email@example.com
JUNE 6TH, 2011
10.00 am – Opening session
IntroductionVittorio Domenichelli, Director, CIGA-University of Padua
11.00 am – Plenary sessionAssessing Nanotechnologies: Choices, Boundaries, and Synergies
Chair:Federico Neresini, Dept. of Sociology, University of Padua, Italy
SpeakersEnrico Sabbioni, Chief Scientific Advisor, European Centre for the Sustainable Impact of Nanotechnology (ECSIN), Rovigo, ItalyTorsten Fleischer, Senior Researcher, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
12.30 pm – Lunch break
2.00 pm – Parallel sessions
Session 1 – Responsibility and Regulation under Uncertainty (I)
Nanomedicine: Building a Bridge between Science and LawAntonella Trisolino, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada
The Role of Consumer “Safety Expectation” within Nano-Products Context. Lesson from the Case of Personal Injuries New Drugs Side EffectsGiorgia Guerra, University of Padua & Agnese Querci, University of Genoa, Italy
Nanotechnologies and Novel Foods in European LawDaniela Marrani, University of Salerno, Italy & Michela Velardo, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, Belgium
Session 2 – Coordinating Responsibility in Nanotechnology Development (I)
On Being Responsible: Anticipatory Governance, Private Sector Nanotechnology, and Language GamesSarah Davies, Arizona State University, USA
Stakeholder Engagement for Responsible Nanotechnology InnovationManish Anand, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
Precautionary Collective Assessment vs Continuous Moral AssessmentBernard Reber, CNRS, France
3.30 pm – Coffee break
4.30 pm – Parallel sessions
Session 1 – Responsibility and Regulation under Uncertainty (II)
Risk Regulation, Safety and Emerging Paradigms in Food Regime: What Should Nano-Food Sector Learn?Muhammad Nizam Awang, Brunel University, United Kingdom
The State of Nanotechnology Policy in EuropeAida Ponce Del Castillo, European Trade Union Institute, Belgium
Regulation of Nanotechnology in Cosmetics: a Current Position in MalaysiaZalina Zakaria, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Session 2 – Coordinating Responsibility in Nanotechnology Development (II)
Rethinking the Concept of Responsibility for OthersSilvia Zullo, University of Bologna, Italy
Playing Lego with Nanomolecules and with Biobricks: the Role of Responsible Stewardship in Nanotechnology and Synthetic BiologyIlaria Anna Colussi, University of Trento, Italy
The role of Ethical Committees in Nanotechnology Clinical TrialsViviana Daloiso, Pietro Refolo, Antonio G. Spagnolo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
6.30 pm – Closing of day 1
JUNE 7TH, MORNING
9.30 am – Parallel sessions
Session 1 – Responsibility and Regulation under Uncertainty (III)Nanotechnology Risk Governance. How to Make Responsible Choices in WorkplacesA.J. Dijkman, J. Terwoert, A.L. Hollander, TNO Work & Employment, The NetherlandsA Procedural Approach to Distributing Responsibilities in the Soft Regulation of NanotechnologiesNeelke Doorn, Delft University of Technology, The NetherlandsFrom the Trenches: First-Hand Reports of How Companies are Managing NanotechnologiesWeil Vivian, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Session 2 – Coordinating Responsibility in Nanotechnology Development (III)
Speculation and Control: Value Chain Responsibility in NanomedicineHarro van Lente & Colette Bos, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Who is Responsible for the Failure of the Innovation? Responsibility and Trust in a Case of Collaboration in the Field of NanotechnologyPaolo Magaudda, University of Padua, Italy
Global Pop Biotech as a Policy Model for Emergent Technologies: Hackerspaces, DIYlabs and Alternative R&D CulturesDenisa Kera, National University of Singapore
11.00 am – Coffee break
11.30 am – Parallel sessions
Session 1 – Responsibility and Regulation under Uncertainty (IV)
“Would You Mind, If We Record This?”: Perceptions on Regulation and Responsibility of Indian NanoscientistsSubhasis Sahoo, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
Visions and Social Responsibility in the Development of NanotechnologyChristopher Coenen, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Session 2 – Coordinating Responsibility in Nanotechnology Development (IV)
Responsibility in Semi-Peripheral Context: Entangling ApproachesPaulo Fonseca, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Constructing Neoliberal Citizenship in the Nanoengineering ClassroomEmily York, University of California, San Diego, USA
12.30 pm – Lunch break & visit to ECSIN nanotoxicology Laboratory
2.30 pm – Plenary sessionResponsible Innovation, Regulation and Ethics
Chair:George Michael Tyshenko, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada
SpeakersStyles of Innovation, Styles of Regulation. To Bind or Not to Bind?Mariachiara Tallacchini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
The Structure of Nanotechnology Debates and Responsibility to the Public’s ValuesJohn Evans, University of California, San Diego, USA
4.00 pm – Closing remarksElena Pariotti, CIGA-University of Padua, Italy
4.30 pm – Closing of the workshop
Antonio Da Re, CIGA-University of Padua, ItalyArianna Ferrari, ITAS-Karlsruhe Institute of Techology, GermanyGuillermo Foladori, University of Zacatecas, MexicoArmin Grunwald, ITAS-Karlsruhe Institute of Techology, GermanyFederico Neresini, Dept. of Sociology, University of Padua, ItalyElena Pariotti, CIGA-University of Padua, ItalyMariachiara Tallacchini, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Milan, ItalyGeorge Michael Tyshenko, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada
Working languagesThe working language of the conference is English. Translation from/to Italian is available only for the opening session.
Attendance and registration
Attendance is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory. Attendees can register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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