I am interested in the impacts (social, economic, political, and environmental) and regulation of emerging technologies. I am presently studying the potential regulation of geoengineering, a group of proposed methods to intentionally intervene in the earth's systems in order to counterbalance the threat of anthropogenic climate change. In particular, I am looking at the potential role of private regulation and soft law in the governance of solar radiation management research. Previously, I have researched and engaged with the regulation of human reproductive and genetic biotechnologies.
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PhD candidate and researcher, Department European and International Public and Tilburg Sustainability Center, Tilburg University
Master of Science, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science and Chemistry, Hampshire College
Before coming to Tilburg University, I was a policy researcher at a nongovernmental organization which addressed human reproductive and genetic biotechnology.
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Direct and indirect funding
Fulbright Fellow, International Educational Exchange Program, U.S. Department of State, 2010-2011
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Graduate Fellow, 1997-2000
Hewlett Fellowship, 1997 (offered but declined)
National Institute for Global Environmental Change Summer Research Fellow, Harvard University Forest and Woods Hole Research Center
Book review editor, Law, Innovation and Technology, 2013-present
Advisory board member, Climate Engineering Project, The Rathenau Institute, The Netherlands, 2012-present
Lead organizer, Globalization and Regulation Reading Group, Tilburg University Law School, 2011-present
Guest lecturer on human genetic reproductive technologies, stem cell research, genetic patents, climate engineering, etc.
I provide updates in geoengineering at my Twitter account.
Vereniging voor de Sociaalwetenschappelijke bestudering van het Recht, Challenges of Risk and Technology Regulation track, Doorn, The Netherlands (18 January 2013)*
Responsible Innovation / Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Innoveren, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research / Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Second Annual Conference, ?Making Values Matter, Den Haag / The Hague, The Netherlands (14 December 2012)
Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, Fourth Annual Conference, Enschede, The Netherlands (25 October 2012)
Law Schools Global League Conference, Tilburg, The Netherlands (22 June 2012)*
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Last amended: 04 November 2013