Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense - Prof Kosal

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    • Tuesday October 27, 2009
      12:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Location: Marcus Nanotechnology Center
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Angela Levin
CISTP
Contact Angela Levin
404-894-3199
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Summary Sentence: Part of the Nano@Tech Semiar Series

Full Summary: **Rescheduled from Nov 10th to Oct 27th** Professor Kosal will speak at the Nano@Tech Seminar on the topic of "Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense: Policy, Programmatics, and Threat Anticipation".

Professor Kosal will speak at the Nano@Tech Seminar on the topic of "Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense: Policy, Programmatics, and Threat Anticipation".

**Rescheduled from Nov 10th to Oct 27th**

The lecture series is open to the public and lunch will be served. More details can be found at the "Upcoming Nano@Tech Meetings Webpage". Please be sure to RSVP for this event.

Abstract: The pursuit of the minutely small - nanotechnology - is thriving in academia, in the private sector, and in global state science and technology programs. Through the science fiction of Star Trek and other quasi-fictional works, the notion of nanotechnology has entered the collective public psyche. To date, three broad topics have dominated discussion regarding nanotechnology risk: health and environmental consequences, privacy and legal implications, and uncontrolled self-replication and artificial intelligence. Security implications, both for traditional nonproliferation regimes and for potential misuse by non-state actors, have not received commensurate attention. At the same time, policy makers and the scientific community, domestically and internationally, are attempting to develop new means to address risks associated with biotechnology. As 21st century science and technology intrinsically traverses traditional borders - academic, public-private, and international - previous models are inadequate. Through examination of civilian and defensive applications (nanotechnologically-enabled countermeasures) and hypothetical offensive uses, the goal is to develop an analytic model to probe security questions surrounding this emerging technology. Recognizing and developing a robust analytical framework to assess implications of this emerging technology is an unexplored, cutting-edge research area for international security. Alternatively, the future may grapple with a nanotechnology A.Q. Khan.

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Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)

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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
chemical and biological defense, margaret kosal, Nano Tech Seminar, Nanotechnology
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