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.
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.
The Future of Conflict
Our newest publication explores the emerging technologies that are destabilizing modern conflict.
We live in a world where the opportunities for conflict are rapidly multiplying, and where the accelerating evolution and democratization of military and security technologies make such conflicts far riskier. This rapidly evolving environment is destabilizing geopolitical and technological systems in ways that make much existing conflict strategy questionable, if not obsolete.
Can Science Be Saved?
In a landmark new essay, Daniel Sarewitz explodes our myths about science and how it's supposed to work.
“From metastatic cancer to climate change to growth economics to dietary standards, science that is supposed to yield clarity and solutions is in many instances leading instead to contradiction, controversy, and confusion.”
Summer 2016 Issues in Science and Technology
The latest "Issues in Science and Technology" examines new frontiers of space policy, pricing ecosystem services, dysfunction on the Chemical Safety Board, and more.
The Summer 2016 “Issues in Science and Technology” tackles everything from space policy reforms to combatting the next global pandemic.
What an Invasive Species in Nepal Teaches Us About Climate Adaptation
ASU-led research in Nepal offers insights into how communities worldwide can deal with climate challenges.
In a new piece for Slate‘s Future Tense channel, Netra Chhetri and Jason Lloyd argue that addressing current environmental challenges, like invasive species, will help communities better adapt to a warmer future.
CSPO ranked among top S&T think tanks
The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has been ranked tenth worldwide among science and technology think tanks.
The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University has been ranked tenth worldwide among science and technology think tanks in the recently issued 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. In the ranking, CSPO is the top university-based Science and Technology think tank in the US.
Q&A on risks and regulations of drone technology
with Andrew Maynard
Andrew Maynard, Director of the new Risk Innovation Lab, addressed some of the challenges in developing regulations for technology already in use—namely drones. Questions of privacy, safety and responsibility come to the fore in this Q&A with one of CSPO’s prominent thinkers.
Managing the complexities of power supply, demand
STIR Cities - new NSF-funded project
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.