The annual conference of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - The Biggest Issues for the Smallest Stuff: Regulation and Risk Management of Nanotechnology

Monday, March 21, 2011 //
Arizona Biltmore //


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Conference Schedule (tentative)

Time Event
8:30 am Welcome
8:35 am - 9:00 am Opening Keynote:

Steve Owens
Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:00 am - 10:30 am Session 1: The Regulator Challenges of Nanotechnology
  • Nano Overview and Benefits – Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Alliance
  • Scientific Challenges – Kiril Hristovski, Assistant Professor, College of Technology and Innovation, ASU
  • Regulatory Challenges – Gary Marchant, Executive Director, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU
  • Public Challenges – Elizabeth Corley, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, ASU
10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Session II: Regulatory Agency Perspectives
  • Jeff Morris, National Program Director for Nanotechnology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Charles Geraci, Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center, National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
  • Ritu Nalubola, Policy Analyst, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Jeff Wong, Chief Scientist, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
Luncheon Speaker

Robert Falkner
Senior Lecturer, International Relations London School of Economics and Senior Research Fellow, LSE Global Governance
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Session III: Non-Regulatory Risk Management Approaches
  • Overview of Non-Regulatory Approaches - Daniel Fiorino, Executive in Residence, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
  • EDF-Dupont NanoRisk Framework - Terry Medley, Global Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Dupont
  • Responsible NanoCode - Steffi Friedrichs, Director, Nanotechnology Industries Association
  • Kristen Kulinowski, Director, International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) at Rice University
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Session IV: Stakeholder Perspectives
  • NGO perspective – Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Legal Practitioner perspective – John C. Monica, Jr., Porter Wright
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Session: Is Liability in the Future of Nanotechnology?
  • Timothy F. Malloy, Professor and Faculty Director, Sustainable Technology and Policy Program, UCLA School of Law
  • Edward R. Glady, Jr., Polsinelli Shughart PC