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Innovation, Dual Use, and Security: Managing the Risks of Emerging Biological and Chemical Technologies

Chatham House, London

Participants

Dr Amy Smithson, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Dr Brian Balmer, UCL; and co-author
Prof Malcolm Dando, University of Bradford; and co-author
Dr Alexander Kelle, University of Bath; and co-author
Dr Caitriona McLeish, University of Sussex; and co-author
Chair: Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Overview

This event will mark the UK launch of Innovation, Dual Use, and Security: Managing the risks of emerging biological and chemical technologies by Jonathan B. Tucker, ed. (MIT Press, Spring 2012).

The life sciences, one of today’s most exciting fields of innovation, promise benefits for human health and welfare but also pose 'dual-use' security risks. Many of today’s emerging biological and chemical technologies with the potential to do the most good are also capable of the greatest harm. Innovation, Dual Use, and Security tackles one of today’s toughest science policy challenges: how to prevent the misuse of cutting-edge technologies while preserving their benefits.

This event is held in memory of Jonathan B. Tucker (1954-2011) in conjunction with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.