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Marchant, Gartner panelists at Tempe nanotech conference


Gary Marchant
November 04, 2011

Gary Marchant, ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics and Executive Director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and David Gartner, associate professor of Law, will participate in a panel, "Pacing Law and Policy with Science and Technology," at the Mission Palms in Tempe, Nov. 8.

The event is by the third annual conference of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, an international association that promotes dialogue for the advancement of nanotechnology in society. It is co-organized by the Centers for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy.

Gartner teaches Constitutional Law, International Institutions, Foreign Relations Law and Global Health Law and Policy. His current research focuses on the role of innovative international institutions and non-state actors in shaping international law and the response to global challenges in areas such as global health, development, education and the environment.