George Mason Sponsors New Technologies Conference

Posted: January 31, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Joseph J. Urban, III

George Mason’s School of Public Policy and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are sponsoring a conference titled “The International Governance of New Technologies” in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-12.

As technology advances rapidly it becomes necessary to explore new forms of international governance. Many new technologies are outstripping the capacity of national and international governments to develop stable control. At the same time, small groups of businesses and civil society interests are stepping in to fill the widening regulatory gap, and these businesses sometimes work together and with more traditional agencies. The conference, which looks specifically at information technology and biotechnology, seeks to find better and more appropriate ways to regulate this technology.

The conference is open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance. A detailed description, agenda, and registration form is available on the conference web site. The conference will take place at the Kenney Auditorium at SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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