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Supervisory Special Agent Edward You of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate will give a presentation and discussion entitled “Safeguarding Science and the Future.” The presentation will focus on the future of biology addressing the promises and unique challenges in security involving health, cybersecurity and the economy. The presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 10–11:30 a.m. in the Sullivan Conference Center at the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center.

You is also available to meet with faculty and students one-on-one or in small groups. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with him, please contact Karen Okamura at (808) 956-8179 or by email.

About Edward You

You is responsible for creating programs and activities to coordinate and improve FBI and inter-agency efforts to identify, assess and respond to biological threats or incidents. These efforts include expanding FBI outreach to the life sciences community to address biosecurity. Before being promoted to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, You was a member of the FBI Los Angeles Field Office Joint Terrorism Task Force and served on the FBI Hazardous Evidence Response Team.

You has also been directly involved in policy-making efforts with a focus on biosecurity. He served as a Working Group member for the National Security Council Interagency Policy Committee on Countering Biological Threats and is a current Ex Officio member of the National Institutes of Health’s National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. He also serves on two National Academies committees, the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats and the Committee on Science, Technology and Law’s Forum on Synthetic Biology.

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