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Activities and Scholarship
Alta Charo was a rapporteur and member of the planning committee for "Risks and Benefits of Gain of Function Research," a National Academy of Sciences symposium on research involving pathogens with pandemic potential such as influenza, MERS and SARS. The December symposium was part of an advisory process for the White House, which has temporarily halted some forms of this research, including some kinds of research done at UW.
John Ohnesorge participated in a panel on the study of law and development in China during the economic reform era. The panel was part of the conference titled "The Past and Future of Law & Development," held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in December. The event was organized by the Conference on Global Law and Development and the FGV Law School, and funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre.
In December, Alta Charo gave presentations at the University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne and Assas) on the subject of reproductive rights, theories of the human body as property, and markets in reproductive tissue.
In December, John Ohnesorge organized a university visit for Lobsang Sangay, elected in 2011 as the first prime minister ("Sikyong") of the Central Tibetan Authority, the Tibetan government in exile. Sangay gave a public talk at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery's DeLuca Forum, which was followed by a lunch with UW faculty, staff, and members of the Tibetan delegation.