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Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics and Annual VIRI meeting

The Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies:Law, Policy and Ethics will be held at the new Beus Center for Law & Society in Phoenix, AZ between May 17-19, 2017, with Foundation Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Hankins in attendance to report on proceedings. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 April 2017 Permalink

Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies

Bassetti Foundation at the INSS International Meeting

The Second Annual Meeting of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability takes place in Charlotte North Carolina between the 4th and 6th of April, and Jonathan Hankins will be there to represent the Bassetti Foundation and present during the poster session. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 28 March 2014 Permalink

cc - by Katy Silberg from Flickr

Integrated Network for Social Sustainability

Jonathan Hankins is pleased to have received and accepted the offer to participate in the National Science Foundation funded Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) as a representative of the Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 3 February 2014 Permalink

cc - by Katy Silberger from Flickr

Risk and Responsibility in Innovation. Lecture by Michael Bruch.

On November 27, 2012 at Università Bocconi, Michael Bruch, Head of Research & Development - Risk Consulting at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) and risk expert at the Allianz Center for Technology (AZT), held a lecture on the role insurers can play in the development of innovative technologies such as nanotechnologies. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 January 2013 Permalink

Michael Bruch

Notes from the Responsible Innovation Conference

The Responsible Innovation conference, held in Den Haag April 18-19, 2011, was a milestone in discussions of responsible innovation. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 17 May 2011 Permalink

program cover Responsible Innovation Conference
Categories Innovation, Policy

The 'moral imperative' of biotech food

Among the many U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks is one that details U.S. pressure on the Vatican to change its stance on agricultural biotechnology. U.S. officials stated "We will continue to press the "moral imperative" of biotech... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 4 January 2011 Permalink

screen capture of WikiLeaks
Categories Policy, biotechnology

Sustainable Innovation at the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Last week the American Anthropological Association (AAA) hosted a discussion about sustainable innovation. Grounded in observations of social practice in particular localities, two points were particularly striking. One was the close relationship between responsibility and sustainability; to be responsible, innovation must be sustainable... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 2 December 2010 Permalink

session - sustainable innovation
Categories Innovation, Policy, Sociology

New Publication from FGB: Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

The Fondazione Giannino Bassetti's new publication, Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility highlights approaches to responsibility in innovation taken by leading practitioners in disruptive fields. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 2 January 2010 Permalink

Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility
Categories Books, Innovation, Policy

Towards Transparency -- or Lysenkoism?

Transparency and discussions of values would seem to be a cornerstone of responsibility in innovation. But to be effective, questions and processes of disclosure intended to foster transparency need to focus on those areas where conflicts of interest are meaningful. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 4 November 2009 Permalink

photo by Tamurello from Flickr
Categories Innovation, Policy

Judith Estrin: Closing the Innovation Gap

In this wide ranging interview, Estrin explains how business and political leaders can embrace policies that embody the values associated with innovation - openness, risk, questioning, persistence, and trust. And she warns that recent changes in business and government practice are putting innovation in the U.S. at risk. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 30 January 2009 Permalink

Judith Estrin
See also: Innovation and Politics by Piero Bassetti
Categories Policy, Sociology

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 5. Conclusion

We argued that the risks and challenges of digitally interoperable enterprise architectures that define the environment of contemporary organisations cannot be understood solely by looking at the traditional distinction between... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 December 2007 Permalink


Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 4. Putting it all together

The issues briefly sketched above lead us to discuss the risk and challenges for the creation digitally interoperable enterprise architecture between the public and the private sectors along three key... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 November 2007 Permalink

aerial perspective

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 1: Introduction

According to a recent report of the META Group Inc. (2006) , requirements for digital interoperability between the public and private sectors will drive enterprise architecture over the next years, impacting 50% of the Fortune 500 companies and extending into the global domain. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 31 July 2007 Permalink


An extract from the Oxford English Dictionary about the definition of the term 'policy'

III. 8. attrib. and Comb., as (sense 5) policy decision, document, -maker, -making, statement; policy-making adj.; policy science (see quot. 1951); hence policy scientist. 1960 I. JEFFERIES Dignity & Purity... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 March 2006 Permalink

Oxford English Dictionary
Categories Policy

Novel ideas on development, rogue states and international law: Hilary Benn and Tony Blair explain the new doctrine

Hilary Benn, state secretary for international development after Claire Short, has recently made a remarkable address on the new development doctrine in a lecture which took place the 4th of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 March 2004 Permalink

Benn and Blair in Addis Ababa - 2004
Categories Policy

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