Governing Nanotechnology in a Globalized World: Cross-National Dimensions and Strategic Assessments of a Disruptive Technology
Center on Contemporary Conflict
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While those in the nanotechnology field emphasize the benefits for medicine, travel, and manufacturing, it is a dual-use technology that could lead to a disruptive and expensive arms race for technology dominance. Nanotechnology has significant implications for globalization, technological governance, and national sovereignty. Through a cross-national and strategic lens, the project will analyze the potential threats to national security and competitiveness arising from nanotechnology and its governance. The project will also explore the threats and opportunities for U.S. national security and economic prosperity from commercial and military nanotechnologies, divergent nanotech developmental strategies, and emerging governance structures in critical countries.
FY 2013-2014. Project Lead: Anne Clunan & Kirsten Rodine Hardy
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