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Biosecurity

Scholarly Publications

A More Systematic Approach to Biological Risk

December 2015

Management of emerging risks in life science and technology requires new leadership and a sober assessment of the legacy of Asilomar.

Global Welfare Regimes: A Cluster Analysis

January 2009

This paper tests the claim that a small number of distinct „welfare regimes,combining institutional patterns and social welfare outcomes, can be identifiedacross the developing world.

News

U.S. Needs a New Approach for Governance of Risky Research

December 2015

The United States needs better oversight of risky biological research to reduce the likelihood of a bioengineered super virus escaping from the lab or being deliberately unleashed, according three...

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Google.org's Megan Smith: 'liberation through interconnection'

January 2010

Megan Smith,Vice President, New Business Development and General Manager, Google.org., argued that greater interconnectedness achieved by information technology is a major liberating force in the...

Events

Managing the Risk of Pandemic Influenza Amidst Weak Government Institutions

January 10, 2013

Abstract:   Bangladesh is one of the highest risk settings for emergence of new strains of influenza.

Liberation Through Interconnection

January 29, 2010

AbstractOne of the biggest themes of the 21st century is interconnection -- specifically, the interconnection of people and data.  These interconnections can change everything about how we see the...