|Civil society preparations for the 7th BWC Review Conference 2011||The Authors|
What do we need to educate life scientists about, and how do we do this?
Simon Whitby - "Twelve theses on biosecurity education" - 23 May 2011 ↓expand↓
Jo L. Husbands - "Opportunities for the 7th Review Conference to support education for life scientists" - 6 June 2011 ↓expand↓
Anwar Nasim - "Biosafety and Biosecurity Initiatives taken in Pakistan" - 9 June 2011 ↓expand↓
Simon Whitby is Director of Bradford Disarmament Research Centre, Division of Peace Studies, School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford, UK. His research interests are in the area of biological non-proliferation, dual-use biosecurity and dual-use bioethics. He is responsible for oversight of the implementation of BDRC project obligations, finance, funding, staffing, reporting requirements and capacity-building; and, the development and expansion of BDRC academic and policy-oriented research. Whitby teaches biological non-proliferation and currently delivers online distance learning in dual-use bioethics / biosecurity education.
Jo L. Husbands
Jo L. Husbands is a Scholar/Senior Project Director with the Board on Life Sciences of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), where she manages studies and projects to help mitigate the risks of the misuse of scientific research for biological weapons or bioterrorism. She represents the NAS on the Biosecurity Working Group of IAP: The Global Network of Science Academies, which also includes the academies of China, Cuba, Nigeria, Poland (chair) and the United Kingdom. From 1991-2005 she was Director of the NAS Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) and its Working Group on Biological Weapons Control. Dr. Husbands is also an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, where she teaches a course on the International Arms Trade, and a Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in International Public Policy (International Economics) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, Japan
Prof. Nasim obtained his MSc in Botany from the University of Punjab, Pakistan, 1957, and his PhD in Biochemical Genetics from the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 1966. After 25 years of work experience in Canada, he was appointed Advisor (Science), COMSTECH, in August 1996, after working for two years as Executive Secretary, Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He also serves as Chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force on regulation of bioscience and technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of Pakistan.
Committee of Scientists for Global Security, Russia