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Innovation, social risk and political responsibility

Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation; the Cities Programme and the Department of Information Systems present a lecture:

Date: Wednesday 14 May 2003
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
: Dr Piero Bassetti
Chair: Professor Claudio Cibbora

A public lecture on the social and policy issues raised by innovation in science, technology and business.

As an industrialist, researcher and politician dedicated to the understanding of responsibility and innovation, Piero Bassetti will focus on risk and uncertainty associated with political, business and cultural change. In particular, he will analyse the decisions taken by the Allianz Insurance Company after the events of September 11, 2001 in New York, making specific reference to the future of tall buildings. He will also speculate on the impact of the introduction of genetically modified foods on policy-making and governance in Northern Italy.

Bassetti was the President of the Region of Lombardy between 1970 and 1974 and a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1976 to 1982. He is currently President of ASERI - Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali - and of the Fondazione Giannino Bassetti, a research establishment dedicated to the study of responsibility in innovation.

This lecture is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. For further information please contact Sarah Emery on s.j.emery@lse.ac.uk or phone 0207 955 7628.

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