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    CSPO ranked in top S&T think tanks

    And is top university-based Science and Technology think tank in the US

    The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University was ranked tenth worldwide among science and technology think tanks in the recently issued 2014 Global Go To Think Tanks Report. In the ranking, CSPO is the top university-based Science and Technology think tank in the US.

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    New book: Designing the New American University

    by Michael M. Crow and William Dabars

    Michael M. Crow and William Dabars examine the contemporary American research university from historical and theoretical perspectives in order to propose the new complementary model and present a case study of the reconceptualization of Arizona State University.

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    Narrative futures and the governance of energy transitions

    Article published in Futures

    By Clark A. Miller, Jason O’Leary, Elisabeth Graffy, Ellen B. Stechel, Gary Dirks

    Co-authors Clark A. Miller, et al. argue that futures approaches based on narrative strategies that encourage individual and collective storytelling offer a valuable tool for meeting challenges of governing complex energy systems.

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    There’s No Place Like Home

    Science, information, and politics in the Anthropocene

    By Brad Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz

    “…remaking the relationship among humans, our knowledge of the world we inhabit, and the relationship between that knowledge and the choices we make about how to try to make the world better.”

    This article is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense will hold an event in Washington, D.C., titled “How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

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  • cover of Reconstruction Sustainability Science by Thaddeus Miller

    Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    A new book by CSPO alum Thaddeus R. Miller addresses the growing urgency, complexity and “wickedness” of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that science has a crucial role to play in our ability to pursue sustainability goals, critical questions remain as to how to most effectively organize research and connect it to actions that advance social and natural wellbeing.

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    Socio-energy systems design: A policy framework for energy transitions

    A new article by Clark A. Miller, Jennifer Richter and Jason O’Leary published in Energy Research & Social Science says significant changes to energy systems increasingly are accompanied by social, economic, and political shifts, and energy policy is a problem of socio-energy system design. The article offers a definition of socio-energy systems and reconceptualizes key questions in energy policy in terms of socio-energy systems change.

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Blog: As We Now Think


Scientists Have Feelings Too

The precarious balance between subjectivity and objectivity in science I was a scientist just a few years out of graduate school when I had a career-altering experience speaking with a man in tears at a community workshop. A large cluster of wildfires had burned through his small, close-knit northern California town, and many residents were […]

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Disabled by Design

How a lack of imagination in technology keeps the world inaccessible to huge numbers of people.   This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. At noon on Wednesday, March 4, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on technology and the future of […]

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Storify on Becoming a Global Scientist: Science Diplomacy for Early Career Researchers

Dr. Marga Gual Soler, Assistant Research Professor at CSPO/School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at ASU and Dr. Mandë Holford, Professor of Chemical Biology at Hunter College/American Museum of Natural History, chaired the session “Becoming a Global Scientist: Science Diplomacy Skills for Early Career Researchers”, held on February 14 at the AAAS Annual […]

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