CSPO Conversations

Occasional Encounters in Science, Society and Policy

CSPO conversations are occasional dialogues and collective reflections, among thought leaders, partners and collaborators, on contemporary issues at the intersections of science, society and policy — from the perils of remaining captive to a “scientific-technological elite” to pragmatic actions in dealing with climate change.

  • Eisenhower’s Farewell Address at Fifty

    President Eisenhower’s address is mainly remembered for his warning of the perils of a “military-industrial complex.” Less widely known, but no less important was his caution, a few sentences later, about “the danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.” This seminar explored the historical context and current relevance of Eisenhower’s worries about a “scientific-technological elite.” CSPO faculty members and authors Dan Sarewitz and G. Pascal Zachary spoke, along with author and journalist Daniel S. Greenberg and journalist and former science analyst for the GAO William Lanouette. The panel was moderated by Steve Lagerfeld, editor of The Wilson Quarterly.


    January 18, 2011 4:30pm—6:00pm

    Location Information

    AAAS Auditorium, 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC

    Additional Information

    Presented by:  Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)