Past CSPO Events
- March 21, 2017CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Understanding Biomedical Innovation
Robert M Cook-Deegan
- January 27, 2017CSPO DC
Confronting Scientific Controversies: Do Facts Matter?
Launch event for the Winter 2017 Issues in Science and Technology
In science journalism, topics like genetically modified organisms, climate change, and vaccines have become so controversial that reporting on them can endanger one’s career. How have we gotten here? What are the consequences of such a toxic situation? What deeper disagreements are at play in these scientific controversies? Will understanding them help society address these broader issues?
Keith Kloor, Dan Hicks
- December 09, 2016CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Future Conflict & Emerging Technologies
This New Tools seminar explores the rapidly evolving environment for conflict, examining how destabilizing geopolitical factors and fast-moving technologies are making familiar institutions and assumptions questionable, if not obsolete.
Rapid advances in technology are making the world more complex, interconnected, and dangerous—while undermining the long-standing tools, institutions, and assumptions we have developed to manage conflict. From the digital frontier of cyber conflict to the use of autonomous lethal military robots, the arenas, actors, and objectives of modern conflict are changing in unpredictable ways. Political upheavals at home and abroad have only intensified the sense that we are entering uncharted territory.
Navigating this new geopolitical landscape requires understanding how emerging military and security technologies can affect strategy, warfare, and geopolitics. For our next New Tools for Science Policy seminar, join ASU Professor Braden Allenby and The Intercept national security reporter Sharon Weinberger as they discuss the shifting dynamics of modern conflict.
Braden Allenby, Sharon Weinberger
- November 17, 2015
Informal Talk with Silvio Funtowicz
For students, with priority for SFIS students
Join the School for the Future of Innovation in Society for an informal talk by Silvio Funtowicz on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from noon-1:30pm, in Room B280 of Interdisciplinary B building. Lunch will be served. We have room for 25 people, and we will maintain a wait list once we reach capacity. We look forward to seeing you there!
- November 16, 2015CSPO AZ
The Future of Robots & Humans—a conversation
A conversation featuring John Markoff, Science Writer for the New York Times, and Gregg Pascal Zachary, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
A screening of Sleep Dealer with discussion about:
If humans delegate decisions to machines, who will be responsible for the consequences?
Part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society’s “The Future of…” series
John Markoff, G. Pascal (Gregg) Zachary
- April 26, 2012CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Self-Critical Public Science
How to Integrate Creativity and Responsibility
With policies for public engagement of science sweeping through the industrialized world, are we in danger of sacrificing scientific creativity for social responsibility?
- February 07, 2012CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Competition within government-sponsored R&D
An effective tool for innovation or a recipe for waste and duplication?
Is competition between and within government R&D agencies a force for innovation and for achieving desired outcomes? Or does competition lead to waste, duplication, and unproductive rivalry?
Sybil Francis, G. Pascal (Gregg) Zachary
- November 16, 2011CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Forging a Working Bond between Next Generation Science Communicators and Next Generation Science Policy Scholars
We will discuss the “To Think, To Write, To Publish,” a program that bridged those multiple gaps by establishing 12 collaborative 2-person teams comprised of a “next generation” science policy scholar and a “next generation” science writer–to learn creative nonfiction/narrative techniques and to write a creative nonfiction essay together, utilizing the scholar’s research.
Lee Gutkind, Adam Briggle