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Author International Forum on Biosecurity (2nd : 2008 : Budapest, Hungary)

Title The 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity : summary of an international meeting, Budapest, Hungary, March 30 to April 2, 2008 / Katherine Bowman, Jo L. Husbands, and Ben Rusek, Rapporteurs ; Committee on International Outreach Activities on Biosecurity ; Development, Security, and Cooperation, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 145 pages)
Contents Cover -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Contents -- 1 Background -- 2 Plenary and Working Group Presentations and Discussions -- 3 Major Themes and Next Steps -- References -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: Committee Member Biographies -- Appendix B: Agenda -- Appendix C: Examples of Projects and Initiatives
Summary The 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity, held in Budapest, Hungary on March 30 - April 2, 2008, represents the efforts of a number of individuals and organizations, over the last five years, to engage the international community of life scientists in addressing how to reduce the risk that the results of their work could be used for hostile purposes by terrorists and states. The participants who gathered in Budapest were already engaged in this challenging task, and, therefore, the focus of the meeting was on what had been accomplished and what challenges remained. There was no attempt to achieve consensus, since there exist real and important differences among those involved concerning the appropriate policies and actions to be undertaken. But there was a serious effort to identify a range of potential next steps, and also an effort to identify opportunities where international scientific organizations could make substantive contributions and offer their advice and expertise to policy discussions. The Forum's presentations, discussions, and results are summarized in this book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-73)
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Subject Biological warfare -- Risk assessment.
Biological weapons -- Risk assessment.
Bioterrorism -- Prevention.
Bioterrorism -- prevention & control.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bowman, Katherine.
Husbands, Jo L.
Rusek, Ben.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on International Scientific Organizations.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on International Outreach Activities on Biosecurity.
ISBN 0309128307 (electronic bk.)
9780309128308 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Second International Forum on Biosecurity