The workshop will focus on prevention and remediation of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear disasters that could occur either through accidental (caused by, for example, facility problems, personnel issues, a natural disaster, or some combination of events) or intentional means.
Discussions will involve various scientific disciplines including the behavioral and environmental sciences.
Day One Agenda
8:30am - 9:00am
Registration & Morning Refreshments
9:00am - 9:15am
Welcoming Remarks (Asan Vice President & Alan Leshner, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
9:15am - 10:45am
Session 1: Science and Technology as a Solution to CBRN Disasters - This session is intended to be a high-level introduction to the workshop. Speakers will describe the roles that S&T and scientific cooperation play in preventing and remediating disasters caused by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents.
11:00am - 12:30pm
Session 2: Preventing CBRN Disasters caused by Harmful Use of Beneficial Science and Technology - This session will focus on different ways in which the S&T communities could prevent the use of beneficial and/or legitimate scientific knowledge to cause harm. Speakers will discuss the contributions that behavioural sciences (i.e., in personnel security and/or scientific responsibility) and the broader scientific community (e.g., through technical, physical, or behavioural solutions) could have on preventing harmful use of scientific knowledge and materials. Because the general topic of “dual use” is not a new problem, speakers will not be asked to focus on the existential concept.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Networking Session
Session 3: Preventing CBRN Disasters and UNSCR1540 - This session will be have two keynote speakers who will discuss the role of S&T and scientific
3:45pm – 4:45pm
Session 4: Remediating CBRN Disasters through Science and Technology - This session will focus on the role that S&T and science cooperation could play in responding to and remediating CBRN disasters. Speakers will discuss the contributions of the environmental and health communities to mitigating the effects of the release of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents, recognizing that the role of these disciplines varies based on the agent and release method.
Concluding Remarks (Asan Vice President & AAAS Representative)
Ken Buesseler, Woods Holes Oceanographic InstitutionCho Kun-Woo, Korea Institute of Nuclear SafetyChoi Kang, The Asan Institute for Policy StudiesRichard Cupitt, U.S. Department of StateDiane DiEuliis, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesGo Myong-Hyun, The Asan Institute for Policy StudiesThomas Inglesby, UPMC Center for Health SecurityPeter Jutro, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyLim Sang-beom, ROK Ministry of Foreign AffairsPhillip Navin, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionKenneth Oye, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPark Jiyoung, The Asan Institute for Policy StudiesShin Chang-Hoon, The Asan Institute for Policy StudiesCraig Vanderwagen, Martin, Blanck & AssociatesWhang Jooho, Kyung Hee University