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May 22, 2011 HSGP Meeting: "The Role of Nanotechnologies in our Future"

"The Role of Nanotechnologies in our Future" -
Speaker: Dr. David Guston

David H. Guston is professor of political science and co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University. He is principal investigator and director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.

CNS-ASU is a National Science Foundation-funded Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center dedicated to studying the societal implications of nanoscale science and engineering research and improving the societal outcomes of nanotechnologies through enhancing the societal capacity to understand and make informed choices.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Yale and a doctorate from MIT.

Guston is widely published and cited on research and development policy, technology assessment, public participation in science and technology, and the politics of science policy. His book, Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research (Cambridge U. Press, 2000) was awarded the 2002 Don K. Price Prize by the American Political Science Association for best book in science and technology policy. Guston is the series editor of CNS's Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society (Springer) with annual volumes beginning in 2008, and he is the general editor of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society (Sage, 2010). Guston is the North American editor of the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy, and he serves on the editorial boards of Nanoethics: The Ethics of Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale, Review of Policy Research: The Politics and Policy of Science and Technology, and VEST: Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies.

He has held visiting positions at Columbia University, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Kent School of Law. In 2002, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He co-chaired the 2008 Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, "Governing Emerging Technologies."

The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix meets twice a month on Sunday mornings.

Breakfast is available for purchase ($8 breakfast, $1 beverage only) beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. (After 10:30 a.m., we unplug the coffee makers, so only cold beverages available.)

We enjoy the company of our fellow Humanists followed by a lecture from a guest speaker and topic discussion ending by 11:30 a.m. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Humanism.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was dissappointed by the lecture. I didn't really learn anything, and I know I have a lot to learn about this topic.

    May 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time. The speaker was very interesting and informative. Excellent choice! I also really enjoyed the friendliness of the people that were there. I look forward to future events.

    May 22, 2011

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