Sam Weiss Evans
My research analyzes how groups decide an area of science or technology is a security concern and how that’s tied to the governance systems in which those decisions are made. Topically, I am currently focused on the governance of security concerns in early stage research in biology and other areas, including quantum.
When should a society be concerned about the security aspects of its innovation pathways, and what should it do about it?
How do Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars manage relations with the subjects of their studies?
Since around 2012, I have been developing a focus on security governance in biology, especially synthetic biology
Multilateral export controls for much of the Cold War centered on the Coordinating Committee (CoCom). I maintain a digital archive of the British versions of the CoCom lists from 1954-1994.
Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on the Implementation of the United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern: Workshop Report
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You can also email me at sam at evansresearch.org