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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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Appendix B
List of Workshop Participants and Agenda

Workshop on Dual Use Education in the Life Sciences

Polish Academy of Sciences

Staszic Palace

Nowy Świat 72

Warsaw


15–18 November 2009

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Name, Organization

Nisreen Al-Hmoud, Royal Scientific Society, Jordan

Sabah Al-Momin, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Kuwait

Carl-Gustav Anderson, The National Academies, USAUSA

Mamedyar Azaev, Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology, Russia

Spencer Benson, University of Maryland, USA

Louise Bezuidenhout, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Katherine Bowman, The National Academies, USA

Robert Butera, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Brian Carter, Department of State, USA

Vicki Chandler, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, USA

Marie Chevrier, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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Tech Mean Chua, Asia Pacific Biosafety Association, Singapore

John Crowley, United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, France

B. C. Das, University of Delhi, India

Neil Davison, The Royal Society, United Kingdom

Clarissa Dirks, The Evergreen State College, USA

Adam Fagen, The National Academies, USA

Khalid Fares, Moroccan Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Morocco

Åke Forsberg, Swedish Defense Research Establishment, Sweden

David Franz, Midwest Research Institute, USA

Katsu Furukawa, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

Jennifer Gaudioso, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Grzegorz Gawlik, Export Management, Inc., Poland

Andrzej Górski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Anfeng Guo, Beijing Science Technology and Security Center, China

Krzysztof Guzik, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Alastair Hay, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Linda Hecker, Landmark College, USA

Sara Heesterbeek, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands

Jo L. Husbands, The National Academies, USA

Michael Imperiale, University of Michigan Medical School, USAUSA

Michael Kleiber, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Pioter Laidler, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Andrzej Legocki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Pamela Lupton-Bowers, PLB Consulting, United Kingdom

Irma Makalinao, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Giulio Mancini, Landau Network, Italy

Seumas Miller, Charles Sturt University and Australian National University, Australia

Piers Millett, BWC Implementation Support Unit, Switzerland

Masamichi Minehata, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Nishal Mohan, Federation of American Scientists, USA

Bryan Muñoz Castillo, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Costa Rica

Anwar Nasim, OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), Pakistan

Karen Oates, National Science Foundation, USA

Gabriel Ogunmola, Regional Committee for Africa, International Council for Science; and Science and Technology Development Foundation, Nigeria

Sergio Jorge Pastrana, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba

William Pinard, American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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Brian Rappert, Exeter University, United Kingdom

James Revill, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Benjamin Rusek, The National Academies, USA

Barbara Schaal, Washington University; and The National Academies, USA

Susan Singer, Carleton College, USA

Geoffrey Smith, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Daniel Sordelli, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marek Szczygieł, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Terence Taylor, International Council for the Life Sciences; and Global Health and Security Initiative, Nuclear Threat Initiative, USA

Khalid Temsamani, Moroccan Biosafety Association, Morocco

Willy Tonui, African Biosafety Association, Kenya

Klintsy Torres-Hernández, Mexican Biosafety Association, Mexico

Cristina Vargas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Cindy Vestergaard, Danish Institute of International Studies, Denmark

Simon Whitby, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Henk Zandvoort, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Lei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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WORKSHOP AGENDA

Sunday, 15 November

Staszic Palace

19:00

Welcome Reception and Dinner

 

Opening remarks from sponsoring organizations

  • Polish Academy of Sciences—Michal Kleiber, President

  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences—Barbara Schaal, Vice-President

  • InterAcademy Panel on International Issues—Sergio Pastrana, Foreign Secretary, Cuban Academy of Sciences

  • International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology—Andrzej Legocki, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • International Union of Microbiological Societies—Daniel Sordelli, President

  • U.S. Department of State—Brian Carter, Biosecurity Engagement Program

Monday, 16 November

Staszic Palace

8:00

Registration

9:00–10:45

Plenary

 

Chair: Andrzej Górski, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • Introduction to the Forum

    • Goals of the Forum—Vicki Chandler, Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation

    • Concepts and Definitions—Michael Imperiale, University of Michigan

  • Keynote Address: “Insights from the Science of Learning”—Susan Singer, Carleton College

    This plenary session will introduce concepts from the science of teaching and learning that can provide the context for developing effective methods of teaching about dual use research issues. Professor Singer’s presentation will draw from the literature on how people learn and on developments in science education research over the last several decades.

    • Discussion (~30 minutes)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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10:45–11:15

Break

11:15–12:15

Plenary

 

Chair: Andrzej Górski, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • Keynote Address: “Talking to Scientists About Social Responsibility”—Henk Zandvoort, Delft University of Technology

    This plenary session will focus on experiences preparing scientists and engineers for social responsibility. Professor Zandvoort’s presentation will incorporate discussion of both the policies and practices of teaching about the ethical aspects of sciences, including examples from the field of synthetic biology.

    • Discussion (~30 minutes)

12:15–13:15

Lunch

13:15–14:30

Plenary

 

Chair: Sergio Pastrana, Cuban Academy of Sciences

  • Introduction of Breakout Session Topics and Tasks for the Afternoon—Alastair Hay, Leeds University

    The afternoon’s sessions are intended to provide a baseline summary of activities. This will enable participants to identify gaps and needs in anticipation of the discussions on the next day about how the gaps can be filled and needs met.

  • To provide a basis for discussion, speakers will present their research on the current status of dual use education in Europe, Japan, and the United States.

    Workshop participants may also draw on another background paper by Cheryl Vos on “Available Online Resources.”

    • “Current Status of Dual Use Education in Europe and Japan” (paper by Giulio Mancini, Masamichi Minehata, James Revill, and Nariyoshi Shinomiya)—Presentation by James Revill, University of Bradford

    • “Current Status of Dual Use Education in the United States”—Presentation by William Pinard, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Initial discussion, Q&A

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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14:45–17:15

Breakout Session #1

 

These sessions will expand on the information provided in the plenary and the background papers to provide a more complete picture of what is happening globally.

 

Group A: Chair: David Franz. Rapporteur: Jo Husbands

Group B: Chair: Jennifer Gaudioso. Rapporteur: Ben Rusek

Group C: Chair: Daniel Sordelli. Rapporteur: Adam Fagen

Group D: Chair: Lei Zhang. Rapporteur: Katie Bowman

16:00–16:30

Break (taken during the session)

17:30

Reception and Networking Session (Staszic Palace)

 

The reception will recognize and honor the special contributions by the late Sir Joseph Rotblat and Professor Maciej Nalecz to the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Professors Andrzej Górski and Janusz Komender will briefly discuss the contributions to raising awareness among scientists about issues of social responsibility made by these two outstanding members of Polish Pugwash.

 

The networking session is intended to enable participants to share information in an informal environment about their activities and experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their ongoing work related to biosecurity, dual use, and/or education to continue the discussions from the first afternoon and help prepare for the discussions the following day.

Tuesday, 17 November

Staszic Palace

9:00–10:30

Plenary

 

Chair: Gabriel Ogunmola, Nigerian Academy of Sciences

  • Reports from the Four Working Groups—The rapporteurs will synthesize the responses and present the consolidated results.

  • Introduction of Next Breakout Sessions—Jennifer Gaudioso, Sandia National Laboratories

    The breakout sessions will address a series of topics that, taken together, will provide a programme of

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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action to support widespread implementation of dual use education as part of the training of life scientists. Participants will be divided into 4 groups, with the opportunity to change groups after lunch.

  • Discussion, Q&A (~30 minutes)

10:30–11:00

Coffee break

11:00–13:00

Breakout Session #2

 

These breakout sessions will focus on specific topics related to resources and methods for dual use education.

 

Group A: Approaches to engaged teaching and learning (seminars, simulations and role-playing, interactive online approaches, etc.)

Chair: Clarissa Dirks. Rapporteur: Louise Bezuidenhout

 

Group B: Teaching materials and curriculum content (topics, types of materials, resources for faculty, etc.)

Chair: Alastair Hay. Rapporteur: Sara Heesterbeek

 

Group C: Motivating “students” (policy and ethical issues useful for raising awareness and engaging scientists in dual use problems)

Chair: Karen Oates. Rapporteur: Carl Anderson

 

Group D: Preparing faculty (train-the-trainer, summer institutes, networks, etc.)

Chair: Spencer Benson. Rapporteur: Cristina Vargas

13:00–14:00

Lunch

14:00–15:15

Plenary

 

Chair: Lei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

This session will offer a demonstration of two new projects that offer examples of Internet resources that could be of interest to many participants.

  • “Virtual Biosecurity Center”—Nishal Mohan, Federation of American Scientists

  • “Bradford University Train-the-Trainer Project”—Simon Whitby, University of Bradford

  • Discussion and Q&A (~30 minutes)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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15:15–17:15

Breakout Session #3

 

These breakout sessions will focus on issues that must be addressed to enable dual use education to be implemented widely as part of the education of life scientists.

 

Group A: Including dual use issues in existing education/training programs (bioethics, biosafety, responsible conduct of research)

Chair: Marie Chevrier. Rapporteur: Giulio Mancini

 

Group B: Developing models to foster and support education/training (centers of excellence, regional networks, virtual networks, clearinghouses)

Chair: Seumas Miller. Rapporteur: Nishal Mohan

 

Group C: Promoting and sustaining dual use issues by scientific organizations (scientific societies, scientific unions, academies of sciences)

Chair: Sergio Pastrana. Rapporteur: Neil Davison

 

Group D: Engaging the scientific community in dual use education (engaging faculty and institutional leadership)

Chair: Khalid Temsamani. Rapporteur: Robert Butera

16:00–16:30

Break (taken during breakout session)

19:00

Conference dinner (Café Zamek, Pl. Zamkowy 4)

Wednesday, 18 November

Staszic Palace

9:00–10:45

Plenary

 

Chair: Geoffrey Smith, Imperial College London

  • Summary of Breakout Sessions from Tuesday

  • Reports from the Rapporteurs of the Eight Breakout Sessions

  • Discussion (~30 minutes)

10:45–11:15

Coffee break

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12958.
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11:15–12:30

Plenary: Summary of the Meeting

 

Chair: Vicki Chandler, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

  • Discussion of Lessons/Next Steps

  • Suggestions for the Workshop Report

12:30

Meeting Adjourns/Informal Lunch

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The Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences workshop was held to engage the life sciences community on the particular security issues related to research with dual use potential. More than 60 participants from almost 30 countries took part and included practicing life scientists, bioethics and biosecurity practitioners, and experts in the design of educational programs.

The workshop sought to identify a baseline about (1) the extent to which dual use issues are currently being included in postsecondary education (undergraduate and postgraduate) in the life sciences; (2) in what contexts that education is occurring (e.g., in formal coursework, informal settings, as stand-alone subjects or part of more general training, and in what fields); and (3) what online educational materials addressing research in the life sciences with dual use potential already exist.

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