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    Science and technology collaboration provides diplomatic openings

    ASU's new School for the Future of Innovation in Society leads the university's global science & diplomacy efforts

    By Jason Lloyd

    Diplomacy is an art, not a science. But science increasingly plays an important role in diplomacy. Some of our biggest challenges can’t be contained within borders, which means that nations around the world need to coordinate their efforts. Meanwhile, science itself can be used as an olive branch: Even when two countries’ political leaders aren’t on good terms, their scientists can exchange ideas, paving the way for more communication down the road. The School for the Future of Innovation in Society has been leading efforts to use science and technology to improve international relations.

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    Managing the complexities of power supply, demand

    STIR Cities - new NSF-funded project

    By Jennifer Banks

    While innovations are helping to create “smarter” grids that enable utilities to better monitor, manage and adapt to these changing energy flows, innovations also introduce new issues related to citizens’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to consuming and producing power.


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  • Model Releases on file with PCG and Fulton Engineering Marketing Dept. Photos in CSSER/ ASU clean room. Photos to accompany article about Trevor Thornton's NNIN. People in photos: Carrie Sinclair, Jon Martin, Tim Eschich, Narendra Lakamraju, Wu Shian-Bin, Todd Eller. On PCG server:

    Jameson Wetmore to lead Social and Ethical Implications component of NNCI

    ASU will lead national nanotechnology site

    ASU has been chosen to lead national nanotechnology site. CSPO’s Jamey Wetmore will be leading the Social and Ethical Implications component of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) effort.

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    New school explores how we can best make the future we want

    The future—how do we get there from here?

    CSPO is pleased to announce the launch of the new School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU.

    Find additional features in ASU News and AZcentral.

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    Students learn to navigate the complex world of science diplomacy

    CSPO's new Science Diplomacy and Leadership module of the Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) series

    By Jennifer Banks

    A new Science Outside the Lab track in science diplomacy and leadership brought together a cohort of 14 students representing seven Latin American countries and the US to learn about the complex world of international science diplomacy.

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    World Wide Views 2015

    Arizona joins voices from around the world to share concerns on climate change

    As part of the largest ever citizen deliberation on climate and energy, Arizona State University, led one of 96 daylong debates across the globe that compiled views of approximately 10,000 “ordinary” people.

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Is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The Consortium creates knowledge and methods, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.

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Blog: As We Now Think


Report from the Inaugural Science Diplomacy & Leadership Program in Washington DC

ASU’s Thomas P. Seager, Associate Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, delivered a workshop on storytelling, proposal writing and building empathy in science diplomacy.     2015 Report from Participants From June 21 to 30, 2015, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University (ASU) hosted […]

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New Book: A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China

The publication of the first scholarly book is likened to giving birth to a first child. Springer recently delivered my firstborn–A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China–a truncated monograph from my doctoral dissertation. A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China is about the story of biophysics in twentieth-century China, which seeks to answer a general […]

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Choose at Your Own Risk

How technology is changing our choices and the values that help us make them.   You’re sitting at your desk, with the order in front of you that will enable the use of autonomous lethal robots in your upcoming battle. If you sign it, you will probably save many of your soldiers’ lives, and likely […]

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