Program - Monday, June 11
09:00 Introduction to the Conference: Life, Participation, and Governance
Herbert Gottweis (Department of Political Science, University of Vienna)
09:30   Governing Life? Therapeutic and Research Applications of Human Stem Cells -
Where are we?
    Stephen Minger (Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases,
King's College London)
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30-12:15 Stem Cell Governance: Emerging Patterns
Life Governed: The Neoliberal Moral Economy of Embryonic Stem Cells in India
Aditya Bharadwaj (School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh)
Regenerating Italy: Governing stem cell research in Italy
Ingrid Metzler (Department of Political Science, University of Vienna)
   
Stem Cell Governance in the United Kingdom: A Democratic Approach towards
an Emotional Subject?
Herbert Gottweis (Department of Political Science, University of Vienna)
Discussants:
   
Giuseppe Testa (European School of Molecular Medicine/Laboratory of Stem Cell Epigenetics/
European Institute of Oncology, Milano)
Dame Suzi Leather (Charity Commission, UK)
12:15-13:30
Lunch Break
13:30
Participatory Governance: Putting Innovation into Practice
   
Ralph Hallo (European Environmental Bureau/Stichting Natuur en Milieu - The Netherlands Society
for Nature and Environment)
14:00-15:30
GMO Governance
Regulating GMOs: the contested role of science and the public
GMOs and the contested construction of European space
   
Bronislaw Szerszynski (Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Department of Sociology,
Lancaster University)
Locating the public in the governance of GMOs
   
Larry Reynolds (Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Department of Sociology,
Lancaster University)
   
Participatory practices in the governance of GMOs in Aotearoa/New Zealand:
A critical assessment
Rosemary Du Plessis (School of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Canterbury)
Discussants:
Richard Hindmarsh (Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Brisbane)
Javier Lezaun (Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Amherst College, Amherst)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00   Life under Threat: Nuclear Governance
    The Post-Chernobyl Society: from Cultural Trauma towards New Modes of
Nuclear Governance in Central and Eastern Europe
Leonardas Rinkevicius (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
Russia, the European Union and the New Governance of Atomic Energy
  Paul Josephson (Department of History, Colby College)
Discussant:
    Bronislaw Szerszynski (Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Department of Sociology,
Lancaster University)
17:00-17:30 What is Life Revisited
Nikolas Rose (BIOS Centre, LSE)