Communicating Health and Safety Risks on Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century
This workshop is designed to review some findings and develop the ground plan to complete the award (NIRT: Intuitive Toxicology and Public Engagement) in an efficient and productive manner. After the workshop, the presentations will be re-examined to help define variables needed in the first round of quantitative research funded under the grant (a set of modified
“The primary objectives of this workshop are to isolate the key variables and to produce appropriate instruments with which we can assess public perceptions of the risks of applied nanosciences. The workshop should also provide us with a clearer picture of the predictions of experts, based on the most recent research, of how the public perceives risks and how different modes of communication affect those perceptions.”
We have designed the workshop with presentations in
“Communicating Health and Safety Risks on
Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century”
Transportation will be provided to and from the Clarion Hotel (2 miles away).
Day One, Thursday, August 28, 2008.
I. Introduction and welcome – David Berube, NCSU (13:00-13:10).
II. Risks and Publics.
a. Keynote Speaker — Lennart Sjöberg,
b. Panels (14:05 -16:00) –
i. (WebConf) Susanna Priest, UNLV, TBA.
ii. Rob Goble,
III. Researching How Toxicology is Communicated to Publics.
a. Speaker – Dietram A. Scheufele, U
b. Panel A (17:05 -19:00) –
i. John Stone, Michigan State U., Public perceptions of agrifood nanotechnologies: Using Extension to assess and link stakeholder knowledge with public policies.”
ii. Martin Clauberg, U. Tennessee, “A review of risk perception methodologies and empirical studies focused on risks from chemicals released from consumer products/articles.”
iii. Jennifer Kuzma, U Minn, “At taxonomy of risks and communication challenges.”
Day Two, Friday, August 29, 2008.
IV. Morning food and coffee (09:00).
V. Nano-toxicology and Risk.
a. Speaker –
b. Panels (10:20-12:20) –
i. Tara Sabo-Attwood, Dept of Environmental Health Sciences,
iii. Mark Weisner, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
VI. Lunch break – provided by workshop.
VII. Risk Engagement and the Public.
a. Speaker –
b. Panels (14:20-16:35) –
i. (WebConf) Kenneth Foster, Dept of Bioengineering, U. Penn., “Risk assessment and risk communication for electromagnetic fields: A WHO perspective”.
ii. Roy Schwartzman, Dept of Communication, UNC –
iii. (WebConf) Sharon Friedman & Brenda Egolf,
iv. Kevin Elliott and Travis Reider, Dept. of Philosophy, USC, “Philosophical Debates about Policy Making and Public Perceptions of Risk: Roles for Empirical Research."
VIII. Challenges in Emerging Technologies.
a. Speaker – William Kinsella, Dept of Communication, Science and Technology Studies, North Carolina State U. (16:40-17:15).
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