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Hosted by the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation, Julius Weitzdörfer will be outlining some ideas on responsible research and innovation and its relationship to chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear (CBRN) risks, in advance of a workshop he is holding with DEFRA.

Julius' expertise lies in the regulation of risk, as well as in disaster-, nuclear- and environmental-law. He joined the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) in 2016 as a Research Associate, where he works on the project "Managing Extreme Technological Risk" under the direction of Dr Robert Doubleday and Prof. Lord Martin Rees. At CSER, he works on the law and governance of extreme risks, asking what can be done to encourage risk-awareness without discouraging innovation. His other work covers dynamic fields of Japanese law, including civil and criminal liability, criminal trials, consumer protection, earthquake and tsunami law and particularly the Fukushima liability case, using a comparative, economic and socio-legal approach. 


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Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00
Event location: 
Seminar Room E, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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