Conference on

Governance of Emerging Technologies and Science

Full Program

Day 1: Wednesday, May 26

8:00-8:30 am  /   Check-in & Breakfast 

8:30-8:45 am  /   Welcome 


Plenary Session 1:  Technology: The End of Democracy?
Moderator: James Weinstein, Arizona State University, College of Law

Brad Allenby, Arizona State University, College of Engineering
Ryan S. Johnson, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Katina Michael, Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Yvonne Stevens, Arizona State University, College of Law


Keynote: Smart! Why Artificial Intelligence Isn’t Intelligent
Sheila Hayman, Documentary Film Maker

11:30-1:00 pm

Concurrent Session 1.1 / Corporate & Fintech Responsibility
Carla Reyes, Michigan State University College of Law
Autonomous Corporate Personhood

Matthew Bruckner, Howard University School of Law
The OCC Fintech Charter and its Consumer Protection Implications

Kristin Johnson, Tulane University Law School
Three Regulatory Challenges for FinTech

Mark Latham, Vermont Law School
Has the Time Arrived for a Cybsecurity Fiduciary Duty?

Concurrent Session 1.2 / New Governance Tools
Cynthia Selin, Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society,

Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University, History
Governing ETs:  Notes from the Past

Amanda Courtright-Lim, Cardiff University
Developing the Anticipating Ethical Issues in a Multi-method Manner (AEIMM) Framework to Evaluate Emerging Technologies

Brad Allenby, Arizona State University, College of Engineering
Adapting Democracy for the 21st Century

Concurrent Session 1.3 / AI Governance
Tjaša Zapušek, University of Zürich
Probabilistic Programming for Machine Learning

Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Preliminary Results for a Systematic Review on the Regulatory Gaps Created by Artificial Intelligence

James Herrick, Hope College
Framing AI: How We Talk About Artificial Intelligence

Lyria Bennett Moses, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law
Regulating Algorithms and Robots for Responsibility?

Concurrent Session 1.4 / Quantum Computing and Virtual Reality
Urooj Raja, University of Colorado, Environmental Studies
Democratizing Virtual Reality (VR): What Interventions Can Make VR More Accessible

Walter Johnson, Arizona State University, College of Law
Soft Law and Quantum Technologies: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future

Kenneth Evans, Rice University, Baker Institute for Public Policy
From Nano to Quantum: What NQI Can Learn from NNI

Joshua Abbott, Arizona State University, College of Law
AR Lawyer: Legal Implications of Applied Augmented-Reality Technologies

Concurrent Session 1.5 / Technology, Trust and Transparency
Jay Carpenter,
 Desert Blockchain
Identity, Privacy, Decentralization

Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Drexel University, School of Law
Transparency’s Artificial Intelligence Problem

Tara Sklar, University of Arizona, College of Law
Personal Data Protection in Clinical Research and the Road Ahead for Regulatory Harmonization

1:00-1:45 /  Lunch


Concurrent Session 2.1 / Gene Editing and Synthetic Biology
Nertila Kuraj, University of Oslo, Public and International Law
Process, Product, or Both? The EU and US Approaches to Synbio Regulation under Inherited GMO Regimes and the Need for a New Approach to Risk Regulation.

Carolyn Neuhaus, The Hastings Center
Why Ask Publics to Deliberate About Gene Editing in the Wild?

Richard Williams, Utah State University, Center for Growth and Opportunity
No One Wants to Eat Technology – or Do They?

Justin Firestone, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Soft Law for Synthetic Biology: The Only Viable Option

Concurrent Session 2.2 / Autonomous Vehicles
Jeffrey Wishart, Exponent
Managing Risk: Safety Assurance for Automated Driving Systems

Tracy Hresko Pearl, Texas Tech University School of Law
Hands Off the Wheel: The Coming Case for Banning Human-Driven Vehicles

Gordon Anderson, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
Who Will Be Liable When Automated Vehicles Crash?

Rida Bazzi, Arizona State University, Computer Science
Standardization Challenges for Automated Vehicles

Concurrent Session 2.3 / Technology, Education and Youth
Jeremy Weissman, University of South Carolina, Philosophy
Children and AI: The Next Generation

Amelia von Gemmingen, Carnegie Mellon University, Philosophy
Ensuring Emancipation When Implementing Education Technology

Jason C. Brown, Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Exploring the Regulatory Sandbox for Innovating AI in Education

Sarah Cooper, Birmingham City University, School of Law
Promoting Interdisciplinary Thinking in UK-based Law Students

Concurrent Session 2.4 / Healthcare Autonomy and Consent
Annika Beck, Mayo Clinic
Pharmacogenomics from Research to Clinic: Sharing Cancer Drug Toxicity Results with Biobank Participants

Fazal Khan, University of Georgia School of Law
Of Autonomy and Automation in Long-Term Care

Nancy Kim, California Western School of Law
Consentability:  Consent and Its Limits

Dov Greebaum, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Radzyner Law School
When a Push Becomes a Shove: Using Technology to Nudge in Elderly Care

Concurrent Session 2.5 / Online Platforms and Democracy
Shane Rusing, University of Arizona, College of Law
The New Free Speech Wars

Riccardo Tremolada, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Unpacking the Digital Ecosystem

Nikolas Guggenberger, Yale Law School
Resolving the Attention Tragedy

Jay Carpenter, Desert Blockchain
Decentralized Voting Applications (live demonstration with audience participation)


Plenary Session 2: Institutional Innovations in Governing Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Diana Bowman, Arizona State University, College of Law

Christian Kaufholz, World Economic Forum
Conrad von Kameke, TIGTech (Earning Trust in Tech Governance)
Hilary Sutcliffe, SocietyInside
Natalie Kofler, Founder of Editing Nature


Participatory Exercise on Trust in Technology (TIGTech)


Special Presentation: Films From the Future
Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University
The FilmBar, 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (2 blocks from law school)

Day 2: Thursday, May 27

8:00-8:30 /  Check-in & Breakfast 


Keynote: Vortex of Change:  Business Metamorphosis (In a Digital Age) and a Corporate Renaissance??
Rachel K. Mushahwar, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation


Concurrent Session 3.1 / Technology and Privacy
Erika Douglas, Temple University, Beasley School of Law
Antitrust and Privacy Law Tensions

Dennis Hirsch, Ohio State Moritz College of Law and Capital Law School
New Paradigms for Privacy Law in the Age of Predictive Analytics

Lawrence Trautman, Mind Spring
Regulating the Internet of Things (IoT)

Yvonne Stevens, Arizona State University, College of Law
Facial Recognition Technology

Concurrent Session 3.2 / National Security and Emerging Technologies
Scott Nuzum, Van Ness Feldman LLP
Technology Transfers as Global Soft Power: How the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Efforts to Restrict Emerging Technology Exports Could [Further] Upset America’s Geopolitical Interests

Robert Bohrer, California Western School of Law
Biosecurity Means Ultra-Rapid Response

Luis Alberto Ochoa, National Reference Laboratory, Ministry of Health, Mexico
Effective Biosafety, Biosecurity and Cyberbiosecurity Measures for Emerging Technologies Across Borders

Shin-Shin Hua, Leiden University, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
Machine Learning in Armed Conflict- Meaningless Human Control?

Concurrent Session 3.3 / Smart Health
Katina Michael, Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Towards the Regulation of Non-medical Implantables: Challenges and Opportunities

Pilar Ossorio, University of Wisconsin Law School
PDA Rejection of Medical Software

Ifeoma Ajunwa, Cornell University, ILR School
Wearable Tech Adoption and Govenance in the Workplace

Oliver Kim, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The Devil in the Data: Applying a Health Equity Lens to Health Technology

Concurrent Session 3.4 / New Technologies and Intellectual Property
John Gray, Perkins Coie LLP
When Machines Outpace the Law: Copyright Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence

Dyane O’Leary, Suffolk University Law School
License to Hack

Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Tethered Economy

Jacob Sherkow, New York Law School
Trade Secrecy and Scientific Communities: The Case of AIRR

Concurrent Session 3.5 / Neuroscience
Lyn Gaudet, MINDSET/Mind Research Network
Constitutional Implications of Forensic Neuroprediction

Timothy Hall, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
Predictions of Dangerousness, Big Data, and Social Media: Can and Should Technology Meet the Law’s Demands?

Jalayne Arias, University of California San Francisco, Neurology
Standardized Approaches to Recruitment and Consenting Practices for Human Intracranial Electrophysiology Studies 


Plenary Session 3: Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
Moderator: Gerard Lewis, Comcast Corporation, and Patricia Velarde Burnett, Weiss Brown

Michael Wise, CTO, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
Lindsey Townley, Media Technology Manager, Universal Filmed Entertainment
Jennifer E. Rothman, Loyola Law School
Jessica Lee, Loeb & Loeb LLC




Concurrent Session 4.1 / International Governance of Space and the Atmosphere
Victoria Sutton, Texas Tech University School of Law
Space Biocontamination Regulation – the Risk Is Not Zero

Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
The Future of Global Space Governance

Jesse L. Reynolds, University of California Los Angeles School of Law
Linking Solar Geoengineering and Emissions Abatement Policies: Resolving an International Climate Policy Dilemma

Sikina Jinnah, University of California Santa Cruz, Politics
Governing Climate Engineering: A Proposal for Immediate Governance of Solar Radiation Management

Concurrent Session 4.2 / Modifying Humans
Robert Copple, Copple & Associates
Tis the Season: The Regulation of Gene Doping in Sports

Myrisha Lewis, Howard University School of Law
The Coming Age of Gene Editing: Medical Promise, Regulation, and the Revival of Decades of Debate

Natasha Vita-More, Humanity+
The Need for Responsible Reporting on Life Extension Therapies & Risks

Paul Enríquez, North Carolina State University
On Editing the Genetic Composition of Human Embryos

Concurrent Session 4.3 / AI and Legal Systems
John Browning, SMU Dedman School of Law
Do We Resist or Greet Our Robot Overlords? The Growing Impact of AI on the Legal Profession

Joseph Tiano, Legal Decoder 
Nancy B. Rapoport, University of Nevada, Boyd Law School
Leveraging Legal Analytics and Spend Data as a Law Firm Self-Governance Tool

Chao-Sheng Chiang,  Tunghai University, College of Law
How to Regulate Robo-Advisors? Recent Development

Thomas Barton, California Western School of Law
AI:  The Design of Future Legal Systems

Concurrent Session 4.4 / Risk Management of New Technologies
Kathleen Garnett, Wageningen University
Not an Either/Or Proposition. On Managing Precaution and Innovation in the European Union

Eric E Johnson, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Law and Unknown Unknowns on the Scientific Frontier

Gary Marchant, Arizona State University, College of Law
Process Tools for Soft Law Governance of Emerging Technologies 

Concurrent Session 4.5 / Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Yuliya Guseva, Rutgers University, School of Law
Regulating Token Offerings

Nima Maleki, Experience Legal, PC
A New Model for Blockchain Companies: Blockchain-as-a-Service

AJ Gilman, Arizona State University, College of Law
Robochain: How Developments in AI, Blockchain, and Machine Learning can Encourage Concurrent Innovation

Mark Goldstein, International Research Center
Energy as a Service: Blockchain & The Emerging Energy Cloud


Plenary Session 4: Government Officials on Governing Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Megan Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Steven G. Bradbury, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation
Paul Watkins, Director of the Office of Innovation at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Stacy Amin, Chief Counsel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Katie Biber, General Counsel at Anchorage


Concurrent Session 5.1: Stakeholder Engagement
Dalton George, North Carolina State University Genetic Engineering and Society Center
The Gene Drive Mouse and Generative Deliberation: Using Stakeholder Engagement to Explore Governance Possibilities

John Harlow, Engagement Lab @ Emerson College
Governance in Civic Smart Cities

Christian H. Ross, Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Undermining Democracy by Reinforcing Experts:  Framings of Public Engagement in Human Genome Editing Discussions

Concurrent Session 5.2: Genetic Testing
Karinne LudlowMonash University, Faculty of Law
Genetic Identity in the Regulation of Innovation Reproductive Technologies

Jonathan KahnMitchell Hamline School of Law
Precision Medicine and the Resurgence of Race in Genomic Medicine

Amalia Issa, University of the Sciences 
Does Emerging AI Architecture Create Novel Ethical, Legal and Governance Issues for the Physician’s Duty to Re-Contact Patients?

Vardit RavitskyUniversity of Montreal, Social and Preventive Medicine
Non-Invasive Prenatal Whole Genome Sequencing: Post-Birth Governance

Concurrent Session 5.3: New Technologies & Government Regulation
Brent Skorup, George Mason University, Mercatus Center
Modern Aerial Law: Emerging Legal Tensions in National and State Drone Policies

Shane Morris, Aurora Cannabis
Canadian Federal Regulations Governing Cannabis: Evolving from a Medical to Recreational Regulatory Framework

Martin Andres Perez Comisso, Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Recent Transformations of Technological Governance in Latin America

Anne Beall, J. Craig Venter Institute
National Pursuit of Emerging Biotechnologies – Divergent Motives and Expectations of 12 Countries

Concurrent Session 5.4: Cybersecurity and Cyber-Rights
Paul Flanagan, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Breaking Down the Cyber/Privacy/Corporate Compliance Silos

Raees Mohamed, RM Warner Law
Cyberbullying & Legal-Ease Podcast

Robert Copple, Copple & Associates
Cyber Security as a Behavioral Science

K Royal, TrustArc
Multi Jurisdiction Compliance with Data Privacy Laws  

Concurrent Session 5.5: Big Data and Healthcare
Nathaniel Wade, Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions
Property Rights and Policymaking for the Human Body: Genomic Piracy, Privacy, and Property

Sharon Bassan, Princeton University Center for Human Values
The Data Minefields –What Can Gen-ethics Teach Us About Ethics and Legal Regulation of AI Datamining?

Jennifer Oliva, West Virginia University, Petrie-Flom Center
Precision Medicine Privacy

Gary Marchant, Arizona State University, College of Law
Unintended Uses of mHealth Device DataH 


Poster Presentation Reception

Note: subject to updates and changes