Global Governance Workshop

Past Event

09 December 2008, 10:30am - 2:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Speakers: Dan Brock, Harvard, and Allen Buchanan, Duke

Programme: This informal workshop will examine how the recent explosion in technology, and particularly biotechnology has increased inequality globally as those countries who can afford to exploit and develop technologies advance at a pace that far outstrips less developed nations. Scientific development and technology have proved difficult to regulate, but without informed policy decisions now on their use, technologies that have the power to improve the condition of the human race could in fact cause further division and harm. The workshop will examine whether and how we can develop governance across international boundaries to ensure the new knowledge we are gaining today improves the future for everyone.