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The Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Senior Fellow Dr. James Giordano as President of C-PET from January 1, 2018

I'm delighted, and honored, to share the news that the next President of C-PET will be Dr. James Giordano, a C-PET Senior Fellow and a distinguished scholar in the fields of neuroscience and neuroethics. In parallel he will continue in his academic appointments in the departments of Neurology and Biochemistry at Georgetown University. I'm posting his bio below (take a peek: it's extensive!), as well as the interview with him which we shared when he first joined us as Senior Fellow.

We're looking to our network of friends and supporters to encourage and enable Jim Giordano and his ambitious plans to take our work forward. That will, not least, involve your financial contributions, so feel free to respond with a congratulatory check to C-PET at the address below.

On a personal level, let me add that it has been an enormous privilege to work with you this past decade. It's my firm hope and expectation, as I shared with Jim recently, that C-PET's future will far outshine its past. The impact of digital and other emerging technologies has barely begun to touch us, with vast social, ethical, and policy implications. The Washington think tank community, insofar as it addresses these issues, is pretty solidly bought and sold to the tech giants and their agenda. We have never been interested in playing that game, and I know that under Jim's leadership we shan't in the future.

Join us, please, as we move ahead.

For those who would like to keep in touch directly, my personal email is Always happy to connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. As I shared some time back, you can follow my columns at, the new UK-based website where in part of my time I am tech editor which will be rolling out in the U.S. next year. And don't forget to buy my book on robots and jobs! It's a plea for consensus on a a huge emerging issue few people even wish to discuss. There's a video summary here, and it's the main topic of this recent interview in Atlantic magazine.

Best regards,

Nigel Cameron
President Emeritus

Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
Third Floor, CNN Building
840 First Street
Washington, DC 20002.

James Giordano, President, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Washington, DC

James Giordano, Ph.D., is from January 2018, President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies in Washington, DC, and Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry, as well as Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC.
As well, he is Visiting Professor of Brain Science and Ethics at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany, and was formerly Fulbright Visiting Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroethics at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich.

A neuroscientist and neuroethicist with over 30 years' experience in basic and translational research, Professor Giordano brings a wealth of international and national science and technology policy experience. He has served as a Senior Research Fellow of the European Union's Human Brain Project; as an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary's Advisory Council on Human Research Protections; as Senior Scientific Advisory Fellow to the Strategic Multilayer Assessment Branch of the Joint Staff of the Pentagon, and an appointed member of the Neuroethics, Legal and Social Issues Advisory Panel of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

In addition to Professor Giordano's ongoing research in translational applications of brain science, his current work focuses upon ethical and policy issues arising in and from the use of emerging neuroscientific techniques and technologies in medicine, public life, and national security. He is the author of over 260 publications, 7 books, and 15 governmental whitepapers on bioscience, biotechnology and biosecurity, and is the Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, and Associate Editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics.

Professor Giordano was awarded a PhD in biological psychology from the City University of New York; was NIEHS post-doctoral fellow in neurotoxicology and neuropathology at the Johns Hopkins University; APA Visiting Fellow in advanced neuroimaging at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital; and completed post-graduate training in bioethics and health policy at the Neiswanger Institute of Loyola University, Chicago. In recognition of his work, he was elected to the European Academy of Science and Arts, and was named a Distinguished Lecturer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).