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,
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
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
MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum:
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Websites:
Pew Charitable Trusts: http://www.pewtrusts.org
Media planning to cover the event should contact Sharon McCarter at
(202) 691-4016 or at email@example.com.
Sharon McCarter, Director of Outreach and Communications
Phone: (202) 691-4016
SOURCE Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars