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October 2020

Andrew Flachs – Choices and performances in Indian GM cotton fields | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

Seeds are tools to ask how promising technology including GMOs and organic certification is used, learned, and adapted by farmers with consequences for rural wellbeing and sustainable agriculture.

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Louie Rivers – Decision Heuristics and Biases, Community Engagement and Justice | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

How our conceptualization of cognitive decision making biases and heuristics influences how we engage with underserved communities around issues of justice.

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Katie Barnhill-Dilling – Environmental Justice Reconsidered: Epistemic Dominance in the Governance of Environmental Biotechnologies | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

October 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

Dr. Barnhill-Dilling with a discussion on the critical importance of recognition of identity and worldview as foundational to broader environmental justice in the governance of environmental biotechnologies.

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November 2020

Election Day! Vote then watch an old colloquium | GES Colloquium

November 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

In lieu of colloquium, we are encouraging everyone to vote today, then if you have some free time you can pick a past colloquium to watch from our video archive. 

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Anna Stepanova – Building a synbio toolbox to monitor and control plant hormone activity | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

Dr. Stepanova will talk about her group's efforts to harness the power of synthetic biology and develop new molecular tools to visualize the activity of plant hormones and gain tighter control over spatiotemporal patterns of gene expression.

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Samantha Thomas- Challenges of Global Vegetable Seed Production and Delivery | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States
Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

Last GES Colloquium of 2020! Sam Thomas joins us from Bayer Crop Science to discuss production and delivery challenges faced by the global vegetable seed industry in an increasingly complex regulatory environment

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January 2021

Spring 2021 Virtual Welcome Lunch | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States
Chalkboard drawing of colloquium topics: research, communication, ethics, etc.

The Genetic Engineering and Society Colloquium is a seminar series that brings in speakers to present and stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to existing and proposed biotechnologies and their place within broader societal changes.

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Ricardo Salvador – Why the future of agriculture cannot be like the history of agriculture | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

The existential quiz that will tell us whether humanity deserves to survive on planet Earth.

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February 2021

Angelika Hilbeck – The European discourse about GMOs – Risks, regulations and the transformation of agro-food systems| GES Colloquium (Zoom)

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

A European perspective on GMO risk and regulations and the larger contextualization of the GMO debate in Europe in the current public discourse about the transformation of our agro-food systems.

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Kaiping Chen – How deliberative designs empower citizens’ voices: A case study on Ghana’s Deliberative Poll on agriculture and the environment | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

Public deliberation designs for engaging and empowering the views of diverse publics in addressing complex policy issues

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Adam Kokotovich – Unpacking the values-laden nature of risk assessment: The case of gene drive technology | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

While engagement and risk assessment are frequently discussed separately for gene drive technology, how do we incorporate engagement into risk assessment itself?

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March 2021

Rubén Rellán-Álvarez – Drinking from the maize diversity firehose | GES Colloquium (Zoom)

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NC United States

A discussion of the current state of native maize varieties breeding; their agricultural importance to maintain food security in developing countries; how researchers are using them to understand maize genetic diversity; and how they can coexist with modern, genetically engineered varieties.

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