Governing GMOs: Developing Policy in the Face of Scientific and Public Debate

February 1, 2001 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center

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8:30am

Welcomes
Dean Charles Muscoplat, Minnesota, College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Dean E. Thomas Sullivan, Minnesota, Law School

Opening remarks

Provost Robert Bruininks, Minnesota
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8:45am
What Have We Learned and Where Will We Go with Agricultural Biotechnology?
Dr. Roger Beachy, Danforth Plant Science Center, Plant Biology
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9:15am
The Science and Regulation of Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants
Prof. Perry Adkisson, Texas A&M, Entomology
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9:45am
Commentators
Prof. Jim Chen, Minnesota, Law School
Prof. David Somers, Minnesota, Agronomy & Plant Genetics
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10:00am
Audience Q & A

10:30am
Coffee Break

10:45am
Assessing Environmental and Evolutionary Impacts
Dr. Rebecca Goldburg (Environmental Defense)
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11:15am
Commentators
Prof. Anne Kapuscinski, Minnesota, Fisheries & Wildlife
Prof. Daniel Farber, Minnesota, Law School
Prof. Nevin Young, Minnesota, Plant Pathology
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11:30am
Audience Q & A

12:00pm
Seated luncheon in HHH Atrium

12:30 pm
Biotechnology: An Idea Before Its Time?
Edward Shonsey, President & CEO, Syngenta Seeds
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12:45pm
Audience Q & A

12:55pm
How Reporters Cover Science
Sharon Schmickle, Reporter, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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1:15pm
Audience Q & A

1:30pm
Social Perspectives on Biotechnology
Prof. Thomas Hoban, North Carolina State, Sociology & Anthropology
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2:00pm
Corporate Concerns and Intellectual Property
Prof. Jerome Reichman, Duke University Law School
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2:30pm
Commentators
Prof. Jean Kinsey, Minnesota, Applied Economics
Prof. Dan Burk, Minnesota, Law School
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2:45pm
Audience Q & A

3:15pm
Coffee Break

3:30pm
Agricultural Biotechnology, Justice, and the Good
Prof. Paul Thompson, Purdue, Philosophy
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4:00pm
Commentators
Prof. Ronald Phillips, Minnesota, Agronomy & Plant Genetics
Prof. C. Ford Runge, Minnesota, Applied Economics
Prof. Jeffrey Kahn, Minnesota, Center for Bioethics
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4:15pm
Audience Q & A

5:00pm
Adjourn