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2008 News in Brief



De Neufville participates in Fulbright Scholar Exchange program

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Professor Richard de Neufville, an expert on risk management in the design of infrastructure, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to participate in a Fulbright German Studies Program held in Berlin and Brussels in June. He joined 15 other U.S. academics to learn about the current German approaches to environment risk and management, in the context of the European Union. On his return, de Neufville said, “I was very impressed by the great concern with the unknown risks associated with new technologies, such as nanotechnology and genetically modified crops, which contrasts with the relative lack of effort on known environmental hazards such as smoking, high speeds on the autobahns and dirty water.” De Neufville, a professor in CEE and the Engineering Systems Division, was the founding chairman of MIT’s Technology and Policy Program, which prepares graduate students for leadership roles dealing with major technological issues confronting society.