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March 2016

CSER is co-organising: FUKUSHIMA – Five Years On

March 4, 2016 - March 5, 2016

The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident constitutes a technological accident, a humanitarian disaster, and the largest civil liability case in legal history. In light of a recent nuclear renaissance, ambitious energy transitions, and aiming to identify concrete policy recommendations regarding the prevention, mitigation, and compensation of future accidents, this international workshop critically addresses the legal challenges and necessary policy lessons from Fukushima. It will be the first to cover all three legal dimensions of the disaster – in public, private, and…

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October 2016

Stakeholders for Sustainable Innovation

October 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
David Attenborough Building; Room 1.25, Pembroke St
Cambridge, B2 3QY
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On October 24th, 2016, CSER, the Global Shapers Cambridge Hub, and Positive+Investment co-hosted a workshop on the auto sector for investors, sector experts, academics, non-governmental actors, specialist lawyers, and others. The goal was to identify strategies to accelerate the inevitable transition to electric and alternative vehicles, with a particular focus on boosting companies' research and development investments. The day began with expert testimony from Raj Thamotheram of Preventable Surprises (topic: the demand-side sectors: autos and utilities), Helen Wildsmith of CCLA (topic: Stewardship 101), Greg…

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November 2016

Personal Identity and Public Policy

November 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Future of Humanity Insitute, Oxford, United Kingdom + Google Map

Report on a workshop held in Oxford on November 1st and 2nd 2016.  Extreme technological risks present important considerations about the future of ‘the person’ that are very hard to evaluate using standard economic of legal procedures.  Firstly, there is the possibility of the total loss of all persons from the world, and hence some portion of space up to and including the entire future history of the universe Secondly, the replacement of human persons with persons, or person-like entities,…

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December 2016

NIPS conference, Barcelona

December 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Advances in AI mean that predictions and algorithms are already used in a wide variety of situations under regulatory or legal control. This includes such diverse areas as i.e. driving autonomous cars and predicting the likelihood of reoffending once released from prison. At this symposium, sponsored by LCFI, CSER and Clifford Chance, key themes such as privacy, liability, and regulation of data will be explored to inform the community of current and ongoing legislation as well as to help form…

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