Bringing Sound Science & Economics to Risk Analysis ~ A Seminar for Federal Judges
 

Supported by

M.J. Murdock
Charitable Trust
&
Claude R. Lambe
Charitable Foundation

Diamond J Ranch
Ennis, MT

Agenda

Tuesday, August 25, 1998

2:00 - 4:30 pm
Registration and Refreshments
4:30 - 5:00 pm Introduction John Baden, Ph.D., Chairman, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
5:00 - 5:30 pm Welcome The Honorable Boyce Martin, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
6:30 pm Dinner - Dining Room
   
Wednesday, August 26
7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am Session I: Current Practice in Regulatory Risk Assessment George Gray, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:30 am Session II: Benefit - Cost Analysis James K. Hammitt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-2:00 pm Session III: Scientific v. Judicial Modes of Decision Making: The Daubert Regime The Honorable Rick Stearns, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
2:00 - 6:00 pm Free Time: horseback rides, fishing, hiking, etc.
6:00 pm Cocktails - Fireplace Lounge
6:30 pm Dinner - Dining Room
   
Thursday, August 27
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am Session IV: The Pitfalls of Current Risk Assessment George Gray
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:30 am Session V: Applying More Good than Harm Principles in Environmental Decision Making Ed Warren, Partner, Kirkland and Ellis, Washington, D.C.
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 pm Session VI: Decision Making Under Uncertainty James K. Hammitt
2:00 - 6:00 pm Free Time: horseback rides, fishing, hiking, etc.
6:00 pm Cocktails - Fireplace Lounge
6:30 pm Dinner - Dining Room
   
Friday, August 28
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am Session VII: Science in the Courts: A View from an R&D Based Company Jim Johnson, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:30 am Session VIII: Risk To The Public From A Radioactive Waste Site: Magnitude of Risk Depends on Your Perspective Dan Goodman, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology, Montana State University
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 pm Session IX: The Big Picture: Acknowledging and Addressing Risk Tradeoffs George Gray
2:00 - 6:00 pm Free time: horseback rides, fishing, hiking, etc.
6:00 pm Cocktails - Fireplace Lounge
6:30 pm Dinner - Dining Room
   

Saturday, August 29

7:00-8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00-9:30 am

Session X: Understanding the Causes of Aging and Cancer: The Role of the Environment - Part I Bruce Ames, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular, University of California, Berkeley

9:30-10:00 am

Break

10:00-11:30 am

Session XI: Understanding the Causes of Aging and Cancer: The Role of the Environment - Part II Bruce Ames

11:30-12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30-5:30 pm

Free time: horseback rides, fishing, hiking, etc.

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Session XII: General Discussion John Baden

6:30 pm

Cocktails-Fireplace Lounge

7:00 pm

Dinner-Dining Room

   
Sunday, August 30
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Shuttles to the airport will be leaving
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