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GIST Seminar

The 56th GIST Seminar
“Dual-use research of concern (DURC): revolution, innovation, risks, and challenges of cutting-edge biology ”

  • Speaker : Dr. Laurie Garrett (Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations )
  • Date & Time : 14:00-16:00, Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  • Venue : Research Meeting Room 3C, 3rd floor, GRIPS (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
         (7-22-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)(Access)
  • Organizers : GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
            Global Health Innovation Policy Program (GHIP)
  • Language : English
  • Registration Fee : Free (Pre-registraion required)

Presentation Overview

   Dual-use research of concern (DURC) refers to work that could have both beneficial and dangerous consequences. In this talk, Laurie Garrett will new revolutions in biology – such as gain of function research and synthetic biology – that exemplify the DURC problem, and are forcing policymakers across the globe to rethink both national and international surveillance and regulatory systems.

Speaker's CV

   Laurie Garrett is currently the senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Garrett is the only writer to have been awarded all three of the Big "Ps" of journalism: the Peabody, the Polk, and the Pulitzer. Garrett is also the best-selling author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. Her most recent book, I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks, received the 2011 E-Literature Award for Best Science Writing. Garrett currently serves on the advisory board for the Noguchi Prize, and is a principal member of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN). She is an expert on global health with a focus on newly emerging and re-emerging diseases; public health and the effects on foreign policy and national security.

Contact & Registration

Please fill in Registration Form.
If you cannot open the form, please send email to GIST Secretariat, gist-mlgrips.ac.jp. Registration email must include:
1) your name, 2) institution, 3) job title, and 4) contact information (email address or phone number).
The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.

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