Upcoming Event: Regulatory Lookback — An Independent Review of the EU’s Health and Safety Legislation

Editor’s Note:  The Regisration link for the event is here

From: The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center

Regulatory Lookback: An Independent Review of the EU’s Health and Safety Legislation


Ragnar Löfstedt, Professor of Risk Management and Director, King’s Centre for Risk Management, King’s College, London, United Kingdom

In light of President Obama’s two recently issued Executive Orders encouraging greater international regulatory cooperation and retrospective review of regulations, our upcoming discussion with Ragnar Lofstedt couldn’t be more timely. Dr. Lofstedt will discuss his report, commissioned by the European Union, examining regulations that “should either be removed, revised or clarified in order to reduce regulatory requirements which offer little in terms of improving health and safety outcomes.” The report has attracted a lot of media attention. Dr. Lofstedt will also compare trends in regulation in the EU to those of the US, addressing issues such as risk and precaution and social trust in authority.

Professor Löfstedt, based in London, is the author of ten books, and over 90 peer-reviewed articles on risk communication and risk management. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Risk Research, as well as on the editorial board of Risk Analysis and Risk Management. He is a member of the European Food Safety Authority’s Advisory Group on Risk Communication. Professor Löfstedt was awarded the Chauncey Starr Award by the Society for Risk Analysis in 2000 for exceptional contributions to the field of risk analysis for someone under forty years of age and in 2005 he was made a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis.

This event is a joint effort of The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, the National Capital Area Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis, and USDA’s Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Date & Time

Thursday , May 17, 2012 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: The George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building, Room 310

805 21st Street, NW Washington, DC

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