The Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of Biotechnology:
A Seminar for Federal Judges
Supported by the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
September 10-15, 2002, Elkhorn Ranch, Big Sky, Montana

 

DISCUSSION LEADERS
John A. Baden, Ph.D.
Chairman
FREE
945 Technology Blvd., Suite #101F
Bozeman, MT 59718

Mr. Pete Geddes
Program Director
FREE/Gallatin Writers
945 Technology Blvd.
Suite 101F
Bozeman, MT 59715

PRESIDING JUDGE
The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker
District Judge
United States District Court
Southern District of Indiana
210 US Courthouse
46 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204


SPEAKERS
Dr. Allen Buchanan
Professor of Public Policy & Philosophy
Duke University
7954 Bailey Falls Lane
Lenoir, NC 28645

Dr. Anne K. Camper
Associate Dean
College of Civil Engineering
Montana State University
205 Cobleigh Hall
P.O. Box 173900
Bozeman, MT 59717

Dr. Marilyn E. Coors
Assistant Professor
Humanities and Law
Health Sciences Center
Program in Health Care Ethics,
University of Colorado
4200 East 9th Avenue, B-137
Denver, CO 80262

Dr. Al Cunningham
Center for Biofilm Engineering
Cobleigh Hall, Room 205
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Dr. Raymond F. Gesteland
Distinguished Professor
Human Genetics Department
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
University of Utah
15 N. 2030 East, Rm 7410
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Dr. Marty A Hamilton
Professor of Statistics
Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University
P. O. Box 173980
Bozeman, MT 59717

Dr. Gary Marchant
School of Law
Armstrong Hall
Arizona State University
PO Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906

Mr. Patrick A. Shea
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
201 South Main St
Suite 600
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2221

Dr. Steven H. Strauss
Professor
Forest Genetics, Biotechnology
Oregon State University
338 Richardson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Mr. Helge H. Wehmeier
Vice Chairman
Bayer Corporation
100 Bayer Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9741



Agenda

Tuesday, September 10, 2002
2:00-5:00 pm Registration & Refreshments

5:30-6:30 pm Welcome
John A. Baden
FREE

6:30 pm Cocktails

7:00 pm Dinner - Dining Room


Wednesday, September 11, 2002
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am
Session I - DNA 101
Raymond F. Gesteland
University of Utah

10:00-10:30 am Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session II - Cloning Facts and Fears
Allen Buchanan
Duke University

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm
Session III - DNA 101
Raymond F. Gesteland
University of Utah

2:30-3:00 pm Break

3:00-4:30 pm
Session IV - The Technical Promise and Pitfalls of Agricultural and Forest Biotechnology: Science, Technology, and Environmental Issues
Steven H. Strauss
Oregon State University


4:30-6:00 pm Free Time

6:30 pm Cocktails - Fireplace Lounge

7:00 pm Dinner - Dining Room


Thursday, September 12, 2002
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am
Session V - Genetics and Toxic Torts
Gary Marchant
Arizona State University

10:00-10:30 am Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session VI - Bioconsumerism and Bioethics: Accessing Technology and Losing Privacy
Marilyn E. Coors
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

12:00-6:00 pm Lunch & Free Time

6:30 pm Cocktails - Fireplace Lounge

7:00 pm Dinner - Dining Room


Friday, September 13, 2002
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am
Session VII - GM Foods: Law, Externalities, and Rent-Seeking
Gary Marchant
Arizona State University

10:00-10:30 am Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session VIII - Costs and Benefits in Assessing Biotechnologies
Allen Buchanan
Duke University

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm
Session IX - A Panoply of Social Issues Confront Agricultural and Forest Biotechnology: Ethical, Legal, and Political Dilemmas
Steven H. Strauss
Oregon State University

2:30-3:00 pm Break

3:00-4:30 pm
Session X - The Significance of Microbial Biofilms in Biotechnology
Al Cunningham, Anne Camper, and
Marty Hamilton
Montana State University

4:30-6:00 pm Free Time

6:30 pm Cocktails - Fireplace Lounge

7:00 pm Dinner - Dining Room


Saturday, September 14, 2002
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am
Session XI - Chemicals and Health Risks: A Strategic Approach
Helge H. Wehmeier
Bayer Corporation

10:00-10:30 am Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session XII - The Age of Biology: Bust or Gold?
Patrick A. Shea
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

12:00-6:00 pm Lunch & Free Time

6:15 pm Cocktails - Fireplace Lounge

6:30-7:30 pm
Session XIII - General Discussion

John A. Baden
FREE
Rec. Hall

7:30 pm Dinner - Dining Room


Sunday, September 15, 2002
7:00-8:30 am Breakfast

As Necessary Shuttle to Airport

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