Nanotechnology Oversight and Risk: It's Your Business!

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by
 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:
     What:    Top experts on nanotechnology regulation and oversight
 
     When:    Monday, June 12, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
 
     Why:     Nanotechnology is moving out of laboratories and into factories,
              stores and homes, and waste streams. With Lux Research reporting
              more than $32 billion in products incorporating emerging
              nanotechnology sold last year and global nanotechnology R&D
              spending reaching $9.6 billion annually, governments around the
              world are looking at ways to ensure workplace, consumer and
              environmental health and safety.
 
              Are current regulations adequate? Will countries take similar
              approaches to oversight, especially in Europe and America? Where
              is there already agreement, and where are possible differences?
              What role will international organizations play?
 
     Who:     David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
                Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington,
                DC)
              Lynn Bergeson, Director, Bergeson & Campbell, PC (Washington, DC)
              Elizabeth Surkovic, Risk Management Nanotechnology & Chemicals,
                Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (London, UK)
              Anthony Waitz, Moderator and Managing Partner, Quantum Insight
                (Menlo Park, CA)
 
     Where:   Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University (Palo
              Alto, CA)
     This program is a partner event of the MIT Stanford UC Berkeley
 Nanotechnology Forum and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for
 Scholars' Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. The Project on Emerging
 Nanotechnologies was launched in 2005 by the Wilson Center and The Pew
 Charitable Trusts.
     MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum:
 http://www.mitstanfordberkeleynano.org
     Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Websites:
 http://www.nanotechproject.org; http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano
     Pew Charitable Trusts: http://www.pewtrusts.org
     Media planning to cover the event should contact Sharon McCarter at
 (202) 691-4016 or at sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org.
     Contact:
     Sharon McCarter, Director of Outreach and Communications
     Phone: (202) 691-4016
     Email: sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org
 
 

SOURCE Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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