ISSP Speakers Series: Dr. Nigel M. de S. Cameron - March 2016

Dr. Nigel Cameron, ISSP Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society 2015-2016 and founding president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, gave a public lecture on how to address the challenges of political leadership in the complex and ever-changing context of emerging technologies. Fulbright Canada was in attendance, as were many professors, students, ISSP researchers and fellows, and government representatives.

The Institute for Science, Society and Policy would like to invite you to a special presentation by ISSP Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society, Dr. Nigel Cameron,President and CEO of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, a non-partisan Washington, DC think tank established in 2007 to encourage long-term thinking on the policy and broader social impacts of emerging technologies. Previously he was a Research Professor and Associate Dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he led projects focused on the social, business and policy impacts of developments in biotechnology and nanotechnology.

 
Dr. Cameron, a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh universities and the Edinburgh Business School, has published extensively on the policy and ethical implications of emerging technologies. His next book addresses the potentially dire consequences of artificial intelligence and robotics for employment. Recent activities have included speaking at conferences convened by The Economist on innovation (in Hong Kong) and the digital revolution (Spain), chairing the GITEX conference on the Internet of Things (Dubai) and the first Global Summit on Connected Cars (DC), and addressing the Champalimaud Foundation conference (Portugal) on the world in one hundred years' time. He is also a Commissioner of the United States National Commission for UNESCO, and chairs its committee on Social and Human Sciences.
 

Opening remarks

Monica Gattinger, director of the ISSP


Keynote speaker

Dr. Nigel Cameron, ISSP Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society 2015-2016 and founding president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies


Documents

Emerging Technologies and the Problem of Leadership in the 21st Century (PDF file)

Event photos (Facebook album)

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