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Biofuels, Biodiversity, and Responsible Innovation: The Case of Genetically Engineered Trees

Jason Delborne

  • Associate Professor of Science, Policy, and Society
  • Center on Genetic Engineering and Society, North Carolina State University

Drawing on the case of genetically engineered trees, this talk will explore the complex tensions that surround the pursuit of responsible innovation—defined as the steering of innovation toward socially beneficial outcomes—in the field of biotechnology, in areas such as risk and liability, intellectual property and ownership, and commercial and institutional alignments.This talk is part of a larger series, “Energy and Society: Communities of Energy in Transition.”

Jason Delborne serves as Associate Professor of Science, Policy and Society in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, where he also holds appointments in the Chancellor’s Faculty Cluster in Genetic Engineering and Society and in the NSF-IGERT in Genetic Engineering and Society: The Case of Genetic Pest Management. Collaborators: Louie Rivers, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University and Mark Robinew Learning, DePaul University.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.