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Dr. Elizabeth McGregor to Lead World Affairs Colloquium at Trent on November 24


Interactive Discussion to Address Science and Global Governance

Thursday, November 23, 2006, Peterborough

Dr. Elizabeth McGregor, assistant director for the Institute for Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), will facilitate a World Affairs Colloquium entitled “Science and Global Governance: Who Risks? Who Benefits? Who Decides?” on Friday, November 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Morton Reading Room in Trent University’s Champlain College.

This high-impact interactive negotiation simulation will illustrate some of the complexities that confront us all in regulating front-running life science technologies. It will attempt to answer questions such as “If you benefit, but I risk, then who adjudicates?”, “If the globe is involved, what happens to "informed consent" as we know it?”, and “Who makes the choices on technologies with international, intergenerational impacts?”
An internationally-recognized scholar and motivational speaker, Dr. McGregor specializes in ethical and gender issues in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences.  She has worked extensively in policy development and partnership-building roles around the world, with such institutions as Harvard University, the United Nations, MIT Summer Institute, and the Canadian International Development Agency. Currently, Dr. McGregor is a senior research associate at Trent, as part of a one-year Executive Interchange agreement with Industry Canada.

The World Affairs Colloquiums have been a tradition at Trent for more than 20 years. The bi-weekly interactive discussions are an essential piece of Trent’s International Program and are open to anyone interested in developing their global citizenship by engaging in issues of global significance. This event is free to attend and open to all members of the community.


For more information, please contact:
The Trent International Program (TIP) Office at (705) 748-1314