• Spring 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    Human gene editing, plus UFO sightings, smart manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and much more.

    For the Spring 2019 edition of Issues, leading thinkers in the field of genomics comment on where we are in the process of understanding and managing the use of the precision gene-editing tool CRISPR on humans.

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  • Workshop Launches Unprecedented Citizen Consultation on Autonomous Mobility

    CSPO and its partners announce an ambitious new project to engage citizens on a future of driverless vehicles.

    To provide a platform for citizens to engage with decision makers on vital questions around autonomous mobility, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and the Paris-based Missions Publiques have launched an unprecedented program of citizen consultation. This global project on the development and adoption of autonomous mobility will provide informed, deliberative, diverse, and useful public perspectives to a variety of key stakeholders.

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  • CSPO Ranked One of the World’s Top Think Tanks for Science and Tech Policy

    Once again, CSPO is recognized as a global thought and practice leader in science and technology policy.

    For the fifth consecutive year, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has been ranked in the top ten of global science and technology think tanks.

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  • Winter 2019 ISSUES

    Winter 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    Higher education re-imagined, plus nuclear weapons testing, octopus farming, space mining, and much more.

    A special section of essays in the Winter 2019 Issues in Science and Technology draws from five studies recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with essays from the presidents of several innovative universities, to present an array of practical policy solutions to well-recognized weaknesses in the STEM education enterprise.

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  • Fall 2018 Issues in Science and Technology

    What effect will technological advances have on the nature of work? A special section in the new issue helps to make sense of how work is changing.

    Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and other technologies have produced anxiety about the future of work. The picture is so uncertain that cases can be made for a future shortage of skilled workers, a shortage of high-quality jobs, or a decline in the need to work at all. A special section in the latest Issues explores the future of work.

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  • Fall 2018 Update

    Check out the new events, publications, and website we've been working on over the summer.

    The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has had a very busy summer. Here are some of the exciting things we’ve been working on.

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Blog: As We Now Think

Give STAA a Chance

At the end of February, while many people were intensely following Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress, about 40 people packed a small room in the Cannon House Office Building to discuss the revival of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The panelists outlined various arguments about the need for an OTA to provide nonpartisan, credible […]

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Competing Visions of Privacy on the Internet

The most globally significant bilateral trade and investment relationship is between the United States and the European Union. According to a Brookings Institution report, the data flows between these partners are the highest in the world—50 percent higher than data flows between the United States and Asia and almost double the flows between the United […]

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Misreading the Crowd

New research suggests that politicians systematically misperceive constituent perspectives on a range of issues. Lawmakers and their legislative priorities are remarkably unpopular with the public as a result. How can politicians and government organizations better understand and represent citizen perspectives? US government institutions often have difficulty connecting with the citizenry that they serve. Sometimes this […]

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