Summary of an International Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, March 30 to April 2, 2008 (2009)
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Committee on International Outreach Activities on Biosecurity; Development, Security, and Cooperation, National Research Council
The 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity, held in Budapest, Hungary on March 30 - April 2, 2008, represents the efforts of a number of individuals and organizations, over the last five years, to engage the international community of life scientists in addressing how to reduce the risk that the results of their work could be used for hostile purposes by terrorists and states. The participants who gathered in Budapest were already engaged in this challenging task, and, therefore, the focus of the meeting was on what had been accomplished and what challenges remained. There was no attempt to achieve consensus, since there exist real and important differences among those involved concerning the appropriate policies and actions to be undertaken. But there was a serious effort to identify a range of potential next steps, and also an effort to identify opportunities where international scientific organizations could make substantive contributions and offer their advice and expertise to policy discussions. The Forum's presentations, discussions, and results are summarized in this book.
Committee on Developing a Framework for an International Faculty Development Project on Education About Research in the Life Sciences with Dual Use Potential; Board on Life Science; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council; in coopera
Karin Matchett, Anne-Marie Mazza, and Steven Kendall, Rapporteurs; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law; Policy and Global Affairs; Board on Life Sciences; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Forum on Microbial Threats; Board on Global Health; Nation
Alison K. Hottes, Benjamin Rusek, and Fran Sharples, Rapporteurs; Committee on Anticipating Biosecurity Challenges of the Global Expansion of High-Containment Biological Laboratories; National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council
National Research Council. The 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity: Summary of an International Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, March 30 to April 2, 2008. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.