May 14 - 15, 2004
Harvard University
Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Printable Agenda
Friday, May 14, 2004    
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building
Public Forum: DNA Fingerprinting and Civil Liberties
2:00 - 2:10 PM   Welcome & Introductions
2:30 - 2:50 PM   Frederick R. Bieber, Harvard Medical School
Fundamentals of human genetics
Past, present, future of DNA technology
Successes and pitfalls in forensic DNA profiling
Rules of conduct of laboratories
2:50 - 3:10 PM   Kim Herd, U.S. Department of Justice
Federal and state DNA Databank legislation & developing trends
Legal challenges and outcomes
Background and status of U.S. v. Kincade
3:10 - 3:30 PM   Tracey Maclin, Boston University School of Law
DNA profiling in relation to other types of law enforcement
Issues of race and ethnicity in DNA collections
3:30 - 3:50 PM   David Lazer, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Law, policy, ethical issues
Themes to be explored through grant research plan
Oversight and governance of laboratories
ASLME grant goals for this and future workshops
Plan for break out sessions
3:50 - 4:10 PM   Q&A
4:10 - 5:00 PM   Social Hour
6:00 PM   Working dinner for Workshop 1 invitees, Harvard Faculty Club
Saturday, May 15, 2004
Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
8:00 - 8:30 AM   Continental Breakfast
Session 1: Expansion of Offender Registries
Moderator for morning session: Mark Rothstein
8:30 - 8:50 AM   Timothy Schellberg, Smith Alling Lane
State experience with offender registries
8:50 - 9:10 AM   Barry Steinhardt, American Civil Liberties Union
Civil libertarian perspective on DNA profiling, issues of inclusion Inclusion and retention of samples
Potential for misuse of DNA data
9:10 - 9:30 AM   Q&A
9:30 - 10:45 AM   Breakout Session 1
Session leaders: Frederick R. Bieber, Bartha Knoppers, University of Montreal, and Mark Rothstein
Expansion of offender registries
All felons
All arrestees
10:45 - 11:30 AM   Reports of Breakout 1 panels
11:30 - 12:45 PM   Lunch
Saturday, May 15, 2004
Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Session 2: DNA-Based Phenotype Prediction
Moderator for afternoon session: Frederick R. Bieber
12:45 - 1:05   Frederick R. Bieber
Genetic diversity in the human population
Use of DNA for race/ethnicity prediction
1:05 - 1:25 PM   Pilar Ossorio, University of Wisconsin Law School
Privacy and policy considerations of race/ethnicity prediction using DNA
1:25 - 1:45 PM   Q&A
1:45 - 3:00 PM   Breakout Session 2:
Session leaders: Frederick R. Bieber, Bartha Knoppers, Mark Rothstein
Policy issues in race/ethnicity prediction
Risk and benefits of race and ethnic profiling
Need for legal protections
Sufficient basis for warrant to meet 4th Amendment requirements
3:00 - 3:45 PM   Reports of break out panels
3:45 - 4:05 PM   Mark Rothstein
Summary of workshop 1
Challenges ahead
Preview of future workshop topics and dates
Solicit discussion
4:05   Adjourn