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Workshop on Risk Governance for Nanotechnology

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In January 2006, the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) conducted a workshop on risk governance for nanotechnology at the SwissRe Global Dialogue Centre in Zurich, Switzerland. Meridian Institute assisted the IRGC with the design of the workshop objectives and agenda and facilitated the workshop, which was attended by 30 thought leaders with diverse perspectives from different parts of the world and organizational settings.


Workshop participants discussed the contents of a white paper on nanotechnology risk governance that was prepared in advance by the workshop co-chairs. The workshop yielded recommendations and clarification of different points of view on nanotechnology risk governance. The recommendations were carried forward to a large IRGC-sponsored conference on the subject in July 2006.

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