The Converging Technologies Bar Association (CTBA), the first bar asso…

The Converging Technologies Bar Association (CTBA), the first bar association in the world that addresses the legal, policy, regulatory and societal impact of converging technologies in the 21st century, today announced the appointment of several new advisory board members and a new honorary member.

The CTBA announced that Jonathan L. Bing, assembly member for the 73rd District in Manhattan, has been named an honorary member. Mr. Bing joins honorary member Phillip J. Bond, undersecretary for technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The CTBA’s honorary chair is Mihail C. Roco, senior advisor, nanotechnology, at the National Science Foundation.

The newest advisory board members are:
· Industry: James C. Spohrer, Ph.D., Almaden Services Research,
IBM
Douglas W. Jamison, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
· Media: Jack Mason, nanotechnology journalist
· Academia: Rodolfo R. Llinas, M.D., Ph.D., NYU School of
Medicine
Drs. Spohrer and Llinas, and Messrs. Jamison and Mason join these existing CTBA advisory board members:
· Academia: Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Health Systems; Paul M. Hallacher, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State
University; Glenn Harlan Reynolds, University of
Tennessee College of Law; Michael J. Heller, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; and James T. Yardley, Ph.D., Columbia University
· Government: Barbara Anthony, Esq., Federal Trade Commission; and
John F. Sargent, U.S. Department of Commerce
· Industry: Donald R. Bone, Ph.D., Johnson & Johnson; and Kelly
H. Carnes, TechVision 21
· Law: Sidney M. Cone, III, Esq., Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen &
Hamilton; and C.V. Starr, Professor of Law, New York Law School.

“The CTBA is privileged to add such distinguished advisors to the growing dialog addressing the many legal issues related to the convergence of science and technology,” said Sonia E. Miller, founder and president of the CTBA and a practicing attorney in New York and the District of Columbia, “Our new members enrich an already impressive group of thought leaders advancing the mission and purpose of the CTBA.”

About the CTBA
The Converging Technologies Bar Association is the first professional association in the world dedicated to addressing the multi-faceted impact of converging technologies. With its collective focus on nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, cognitive science, neuroscience and other related sciences and technologies (NBIC), the CTBA
provides a rich forum for bringing clarity and focus to the legal, ethical and societal issues generated by the convergence of these provinces.

The purpose of the CTBA is to foster interest, understanding and collaboration among the legal, scientific, engineering, technology and business communities and realizes this purpose through its centers and divisions: Center on Law, Ethics and Judicial Affairs; International Law and Foreign Policy Center; Education Center; Communication Center; Action Nerve Center; Institute of Legal Convergence and Global Innovation; and New Renaissance Legal Laboratory. Membership in the CTBA is open to all professionals, non-profit groups, government agencies and students interested in converging technologies. To learn more about the CTBA, and apply for membership, visit www.convergingtechnologies.org, send an email to [email protected] or call (212) 591-CTBA.

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