KOFAC 2016: How Good & Bad Innovation, Ethics & Policy-Making Shape Our Modern Lives
SPECIAL SESSION:FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER, 14H30 – 16H30
Just as a pile of bricks is not a house, science without proper public engagement remains incomplete. The public plays a critical role in determining what positions policy-makers will take on issues like GMOs, nuclear energy etc. but are they at all consulted about introducing driverless cars or the smart technology collection by supermarkets of our purchase history? This session takes a closer look at the headlong rush into new technologies impacting all our lives.
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER: Towards Ethics & Principles of Science-Policy Making
As we now approach our concluding, multi-stakeholder engagement meeting in Manchester, we would like to reiterate some of the core principles and thinking around this five-year experiment, while updating you on our working process, the programme and participants for Sunday 24th July.
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER: Evidence Newcomers: Revolutionising Regional & Global Initiatives – Should The ‘Old World’ Make More Space?
Organiser: Dr. Michiharu Nakamura (JAP), Counselor to the President & Former President, Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST). Co-organiser: Ms. Vinny Pillay (SA), Minister Counsellor, South African Mission to the EU.
Monday 25th July, 2016: 11h25 – 12h40
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER
Countries large and small, developed and developing, exercise science diplomacy through politics for a host of purposes. But what makes cooperation successful and sustainable? How can we balance sharing discovery as a public good, against promoting winner-takes-all competition? Is there a necessary and healthy tension between regional and global initiatives? New actors are emerging, particularly from Asia and Africa.
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER: Waging War On Drugs Doesn’t Work – Applying Harm Reduction Science Does: Key Findings Of The UN General Assembly 2016
Organiser: Prof. Michel Kazatchkine (FR), UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on HIV/Aids in Eastern Europe & Central Asia; Member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy; Former Executive Director, The Global Fund, Member of Euroscience. Aidan Gilligan (IRL), Founder & CEO, SciCom – Making Sense of Science.
Monday 25th July, 2016: 12h50 – 15h20
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER
Drug use and possession are banned in 150 countries worldwide with 33 countries and territories retaining the death penalty and 1,000+ drug-offence executions annually. This international drug enforcement regime has failed to reduce the use and harm caused by drugs. In response, the UN Secretary General called for a special session on drugs at the UN General Assembly in 2016 – the first in nearly two decades. As the fragile consensus supporting prohibition slowly unravels, experts gauge what might happen next.