Department: Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Area
Leili Fatehi is a Visiting Scholar in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program area at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her research focuses on the legal, societal, and ethical implications of emerging science and technologies such as nanotechnology. Her current research interests include the legal, ethical, and policy dimensions of synthetic biology, genetics, and human enhancement technologies. Ms. Fatehi has served on several grants related to issues of law and ethics in emerging sciences and technologies, including grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining to the Humphrey School, Ms. Fatehi was Associate Director of Research and Education at the University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences. She was also Faculty Editor-in-Chief of the "Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology". From 2005-2007, Ms. Fatehi was a Research Associate at Meridian Institute in Washington, DC, where she researched and published on the implications of nanotechnology for the world's poor, and Editor of "Nanotechnology and Development News". Ms. Fatehi received her JD from the University of Minnesota in 2010 and her BS from Cornell University in 2005.