CRN Forms Board of Advisors

Date: Wed Jun 18 2003 - 20:20:03 MDT

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    Taking a major step forward, the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN)
    has established a Board of Advisors, including several well-known names. The
    first six members of CRN's Board of Advisors are Josť Luis Cordeiro, Eric
    Drexler, Jerry Glenn, Lisa Hopper, Doug Mulhall, and Rosa Wang. More
    advisors will be added in the near future, as CRN identifies and engages
    leaders in government, business, and civil society who share a vision of
    nanotechnology being widely used for productive and beneficial purposes,
    with malicious uses limited by effective administration of the technology.

    "We are proud to welcome such accomplished and respected figures to our
    Board," says Mike Treder, Executive Director of CRN. "It's a great
    beginning. We aim to continue building a well-rounded Board, with additional
    experts in fields beyond nanotechnology, such as economics, philosophy,
    sociology, ecology, and politics. We're committed to a globally
    representative mix, with members from all major world regions."

    Josť Luis Cordeiro is President of the Sociedad Mundial del Futuro
    Venezuela, and author of The Great Taboo. An engineer and economist with
    expertise in global affairs, he is Director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela),
    and an international advisor to several companies and organizations. As
    Director of the Association of Venezuelan Exporters (AVEX), he has
    participated in the negotiations of the Free Trade Area of the Americas

    K. Eric Drexler, Founder and Chairman of the Foresight Institute, is a
    researcher concerned with emerging technologies and their consequences for
    the future. In the mid 1980s, he introduced the term 'nanotechnology' to
    describe atomically precise molecular manufacturing systems and their
    products. His research ranges from computational modeling of molecular
    machines to engineering analysis of molecular manufacturing systems and
    their potential products. Author of Engines of Creation and Nanosystems, and
    co-author of Unbounding the Future, he lectures widely on molecular
    nanotechnology, its development, and its implications for the human future.

    Jerome C. Glenn is the Executive Director for the American Council for the
    United Nations University, where he co-founded and directs the Millennium
    Project on global futures research. He has 30 years experience in futures
    research with governments, corporations, and international organizations
    working for the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, Future Options
    Room, Millennium Project, and as an independent consultant. He has written
    over 90 articles and authored, edited, or co-authored eight books on the

    Lisa Hopper is President and Founder of World Care, a non-profit
    organization dedicated to raising consciousness in the education, health,
    environmental, and community service arenas. World Care converts surplus
    into valuable resources for relief efforts throughout the world, creating
    opportunities for those who are less fortunate by providing the necessary

    Douglas Mulhall, author of Our Molecular Future, is a leading figure in
    global environmentalism. He has participated in designing, building, and
    operating water recycling and flood control facilities in China and Brazil,
    in cooperation with the European Commission and multinational companies. A
    former Managing Director of the Hamburg Environmental Institute, he is
    cofounder and director of O Instituto Ambiental, the first South American
    institute to specialize in wastewater recycling.

    Rosa Wang is founder and principal of, which offers
    financial and strategic advisory to non-profits. In addition, she serves as
    consultant for Ashoka Innovators for the Public, a non-profit organization
    dedicated to the profession of social entrepreneurship. Rosa has extensive
    experience in finance and economic policy based in North America and Asia,
    and her past employers include Dresdner RCM Global Investors, Lehman
    Brothers, and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.

    Since its formation in late 2002, CRN has attracted significant notice for
    taking a strong stance on the risks of unregulated molecular nanotechnology,
    and the need for a coordinated international program of development. CRN's
    founders, Executive Director Mike Treder and Director of Research Chris
    Phoenix, believe that the humanitarian potential of nanotechnology is
    enormous, but so also is the potential for misuse. Their mission is to raise
    awareness of the issues presented by nanotechnology: the benefits and
    dangers, and the possibilities for responsible use.

    The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology is headquartered in New York. CRN
    is an affiliate of World Care, an international, non-profit, 501(c)(3)
    organization. For more information on CRN, see


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