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Speaker Bio - Daniel Charles 

Daniel Charles contributes regularly to science, technology, and environmental coverage at National Public Radio.  From 1993 to 1999, he was NPR's technology correspondent.

His most recent book is Master Mind:  The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate Who Launched the Age of Chemical Warfare (Ecco, 2005).  He is also author of Lords of the Harvest:  Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food (Perseus, 2001), an account of how genetically engineered crops were created. 

He worked previously as a U.S. correspondent for New Scientist, Britain’s leading magazine devoted to science and technology.   Much of his reporting is devoted to developments at the intersection of technology and politics, including nuclear proliferation, biotechnology, energy policy, and privacy.

Charles has been a German Academic Exchange Service scholar in Bonn, Germany; a research fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and International Security at the University of Hamburg; and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He lives in Washington, D.C.