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In a talk at The University of Leeds Law School in May, 2015, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, an eminent neuroscientist turned neurophilosopher, and Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, sounded an alert to the risks posed to global security - from national to transcultural - by congruent emerging technologies. He was introduced by Professor Graham Dutfield, who holds the chair in international governance at the University's Law School, and who includes synthetic biology and intellectual property rights among his research interests.
This article, a 3,800 word monograph, reports and synthesizes Professor Al-Rodhan's talk, and outlines, by reasoning from analogy and examples in my own published work, an approach which scientists and politicians could apply when thinking about where the science and technology they undertake, or for which they write law, fits into the global pan-National world of sovereignties, jurisdictions and learned bodies. Get the jurisdiction wrong, and it will be as though someone with no knowledge of where the fire is plans the evacuation. Who lives and who dies would be random.
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THE PHYSICAL FORMAT OF THE PRODUCT
The monograph is printed both sides of 100 gms white paper (legal deposit version was printed on 80gms paper). The monograph is 10 pages (12 pages with cover) in two-column, landscape format. Final page for notes. The monograph is stapled. Page numbers and headline are a pale mauve. Your customer name and the number of your copy will be inserted on page 10. Font face of the printed version is Calibri. Online it might be Arial, or sans-serif, or Helvetica. Please note that an abridged and modified version of this monograph will become free-to-view content of issue 2 (April - June) of Science, People & Politics issn 1751-598x (online) on 14th November, 2015.