Bioresponsibility Seminar Offered at Prince William Campus

Posted: February 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

Gerald Epstein, scientific adviser in the advanced systems and concepts office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, presents “Bioresponsibility: Engaging the Scientific Community in Reducing the Biological Weapons Threat” today at 10 a.m. in Room 110L of Prince William I. Epstein served as assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from February 2000 to January 2001.

The program addresses issues involved in tightening physical and legal controls over pathogens used in research facilities. According to Epstein, policies of this type can only be feasible and useful when developed through dialogue among the scientific, law enforcement, national security, industrial, and medical communities.

The seminar is sponsored by the Center for Biodefense in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Science and Technology in the School of Public Policy. Members of the university community are invited to attend.

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