• CSPO Named in Top 10 Science & Technology Think Tanks Worldwide

    The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index lists CSPO near the top of global think tanks on science and technology.

    For the third year in a row, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has been ranked among the world’s top ten science and technology think tanks.

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  • How Does Better Governance Improve Resilience to Climate Change?

    A new report explores the benefits of building climate resilience through good governance.

    Building on the insights of leaders in government, industry, academia, and other sectors, “Climate Change Resilience: Governance and Reforms” examines how good governance actions can support climate resilience efforts.

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  • Confronting Scientific Controversies: Do Facts Matter?

    Keith Kloor and Dan Hicks launch the Winter 2017 "Issues in Science and Technology" in this CSPO Conversations event

    Topics like genetically modified organisms, climate change, and vaccines have become so controversial that reporting on them can endanger a journalist’s career. What are the consequences of such a toxic situation? What deeper disagreements are at play in these scientific controversies?

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  • Winter 2017 Issues in Science and Technology

    The newest "Issues" explores clean energy transitions, the perils of science journalism, infrastructure and democracy, and more.

    The Winter 2017 “Issues in Science and Technology” examines the global energy system’s transition from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives, finding signs of progress (and some discouraging failures) everywhere from India to Germany to the United States.

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  • Science & Religion Writing Competition

    $17,500 in Prize Money. Submissions Due December 12, 2016

    Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking original narratives illustrating and exploring the relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and religion—the ways these two forces productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another.

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  • Fall 2016 Issues in Science and Technology

    The newest "Issues" looks at the criminalization of immigration, middle-skill jobs, chemical safety, and more.

    The Fall 2016 “Issues in Science and Technology” explores how undocumented immigration and mass incarceration have become legal forms of oppression—and how the solution might be addressed by acknowledging a right to social inclusion.

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Blog: As We Now Think

The Politics of Science and Innovation Policies

The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes hosted a workshop in Washington, DC in the spring of 2016 devoted to the political aspects of science and innovation policy.  This workshop developed a research agenda for better understanding “The Politics of Science and Innovation Policies.” It was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (Award #1551814). The […]

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Teaching Bioethics With Pool Noodles

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society joined with ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination to host a “ScribbleBot” activity on the Night of the Open Door at ASU’s Tempe Campus, February 27, 2016. (Reposted with permission; originally posted on medium.com)   Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein isn’t just a parable about scientific hubris. […]

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What’s the real risk from consumer drones this holiday season?

This holiday season, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is estimating that over one million small “Unmanned Aerial Systems” (sUAS’s) – drones, to the rest of us – will be sold to consumers. But as hordes of novice pilots take to the air, just how safe are these small bundles of metal, plastic, video cameras and […]

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