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Posted: April 26, 2008

Ethicschool incorporates non-western views in debate on governance of nanotechnology

(Nanowerk News) The European Commission is playing a leading role in the global debate on responsible nanotechnology, with initiatives such as the Code of Conduct for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research. So far, North American and European views have dominated this debate. Visions from Asia/Pacific, Latin America and Africa are rarely heard.
The EthicSchool Summerschool on Ethics of Nanotechnology on August 24-29, 2008 at the University of Twente offers a platform for broadening this debate.
Professor Guillermo Foladori of the University of Zacatecas in Mexico and coordinator of the RELANS Latin American Network for Nanotechnology and Society is one of the key speakers who will attend the whole week. Many of the participants who have registered so far live and work in non-Western parts of the world. Join us for an interesting debate. There are still a number of places left, and the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended until June 1, 2008. Register online at www.ethicschool.eu
About EthicSchool
ETHICSCHOOL is a Specific Support Action funded by the European Union under Framework Programme 6, Science and Society programme, contract number 036745. The project duration is Sept. 1, 2007 to Feb 28, 2009, and the budget is €168,371. The consortium consists of:

Malsch TechnoValuation, Ineke Malsch (project coordinator)

University of Twente, prof. Arie Rip & Dr. Barend van der Meulen

Technical University of Darmstadt, prof. Alfred Nordmann

Radboud University of Nijmegen, University Centre for Information, dr. Ed Simons and Centre for Ethics, prof. Jean-Pierre Wils

Source: Malsch TechnoValuation