On 22-24 May, a Lorentz Center workshop on 'Multilateral Governance of Technological Risk' will be held.
Various existing and emerging technologies create risks that are not confined by national borders. While they add to the institutional complexity of the global system, they also contribute to the emergence of new forms and practices of governance. Addressing such complex international and multi-level governance of technological risk requires the engagement of different disciplines in articulating and tackling the underlying ontological, epistemological, methodological and ethical dimensions.
We aim to contribute to a new (academic) research agenda for multilateral risk governance, while helping steer policy-making in the direction of the new challenges. With an interdisciplinary group of scholars we wish to focus on the following questions:
- What are the key questions and challenges of multilateral risk governance in your own field of research, and when you consider other (adjacent) fields? (synergy)
- Where should we be headed in the next ten years? (academic prospects)
- What can the world of policy-making learn from the academic insights, when it comes to new challenges of multilateral risk governance? (societal prospects)
You are cordially invited to join us if the topic is of interest to you. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1st.