This Week in DC: Events

The best of the free security and health events in DC this week – don’t forget the Biodefense Social is this Saturday (see below for more details)!

Monday, November 5
Research and Development for Global Health
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Video Archive)
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Over the past decade, China and India have emerged as hotbeds of innovation for new biomedical products that have benefitted millions of people throughout the developing world. At this session expert panelists will discuss each nation’s contributions in this area; describe the policy priorities that have set the stage for recent R&D activities; identify barriers to continued R&D expansion; and discuss the optimal mix of incentives and regulations that can stimulate further growth in this sector.
Watch the video here.



Tuesday, November 6

Wednesday, November 7
Innovation for a Secure Future
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Elliot School of International Affairs

The Center for International Science and Technology Policy presents a Science and Technology Policy Seminar Series Lecture. Dr. Ray O Johnson will discuss the relationships between universities and industry and the importance of both for a secure future.

Thursday, November 8
The Law of Cyber warfare: Can The Current Legal Regime Hack It?
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
AU Washington College of Law

The symposium will examine whether cross-border cyberattacks qualify as acts of war under international law, whether the difficulties of distinguishing civilian and military targets require a special legal regime to govern cyber warfare, and how legislation that has been passed or is currently being considered by the U.S. Congress will affect the international context of such attacks.
RSVP here.

Friday, November 9
Cyber as a Form of National Power
5:00-6:30 PM
Institute of World Politics

Saturday, November 10
George Mason Biodefense Mixer!

8:00PM to 10:00PM
Brion’s Grille
10621 Braddock Road,
University Mall Shopping Center,
Fairfax, VA

Pay-to-Attend Events

Friday, November 9
2012 Symposium on Preventing Catastrophic Threats and FAS Awards
Federation of American Scientists
Cost: $250 (individual ticket)
On November 9, 2012, just three days after the national election, FAS will host a day-long symposium that features distinguished speakers who will recommend to the new administration how to respond to catastrophic threats to national security. Policy and technological issues include conventional, nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons; biotechnology; nuclear safety; electricity generation, distribution, and storage; and cyber security.
Register here.

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