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Global Policy and Local Networks

Modified: November 8, 2017

Please join the SONIC Lab in Frances Searle Room 1-483 on Monday, November 13 at 10 AM to welcome SONIC Speaker, Professor Michael D. Siciliano of University of Illinois at Chicago, who will present his talk "Global Policy and Local Networks."

Abstract: How do institutional changes affect micro-level behaviors? International agreements such as the Nagoya and Cartagena Protocols of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are resulting in new policy institutions that regulate the global exchange and use of biological materials in research. These rules are shifting the locus of control over materials from individual researchers to institutions that represent stakeholder interests. Traditionally, material resource exchange occurs within social networks that link scientists with other scientists and with provider organizations. In this new context of contested resources, access to and exchange of biological materials are jointly determined by personal networks and the new authority structures that govern the exchange relationships within the networks. Relying on a nationally representative sample of scientists in the United States, this talk explores how institutional controls on resource inputs affect collaboration structures and science production.

See this flyer for the complete SONIC Speaker Series schedule.

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