Recent CSPO News

  • Spring CSPO Events

    Join us in Washington, DC or virtually!

    Join the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes in March and April for events on the rethinking the Green Revolution, new techniques to guide urban transformations, and electric vehicle infrastructure.

  • Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes welcomes new director Arthur Daemmrich

    Daemmrich brings experience from the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard Business School to ASU

    Daemmrich will lead the intellectual network in fostering new policies, advancing the consortium’s work in participatory technology assessment and engaging in important discussions about emerging science and technology.

  • Science on the Offense

    Inclusive, scientific policy key for US to compete globally, says a CSPO-convened panel

    On January 23, 2023, CSPO convened a panel on technology assessment, anticipatory governance, and the future of the U.S. innovation system.  The panel featured David Guston (Arizona State University), Dahlia Sokolov (US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology) and Angela Bednarek (the Pew Charitable Trusts) in a moderated discussion with Arthur Daemmrich (Consortium for Science, Policy, & Outcomes).

  • How Would You Defend the Planet From Asteroids?

    When NASA collaborated with social scientists to engage the public in two-way conversations about the agency’s Asteroid Initiative, the outcome surprised everyone.

    In a pioneering approach to public engagement, NASA and a group of social scientists brought citizens together to weigh in on how the taxpayer-funded agency might approach some technical decisions involving asteroids. How citizens came to engage with strategies for planetary defense—and the unexpected conclusions they reached—was the result of successfully navigating different institutional cultures, extensive preparation, scrambling to meet deadlines, and more than a little serendipity.

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