Recent CSPO News

  • Public Value Science

    In an increasingly unequal society, America’s science policies are a regressive force. They need to be refocused on creating benefits for all people.

    In an economic environment characterized by growth but also by extreme inequality, science and technology not only reinforce inequality but also, in some instances, help widen the gap. Science and technology can be a regressive factor in the economy.

  • Can Voting by Mail Ensure a Safe and Secure Election?

    The challenges and misconceptions of vote-by-mail

    The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to disrupt the most important tenet of democracy: political representation. In response, many states are implementing or considering systems to allow citizens to vote by mail. What are the challenges to scaling up vote-by-mail so quickly?

  • Introducing the 2020 Public Interest Technology Community Innovation Fellows

    Five teams from across the national joined the initial cohort of fellows.

    Fellows will learn how to collaborate with local partners to co-create public forums and engage the public on science and technology issues that matter to their local communities.

  • The Emergence of the Fifth Wave in American Higher Education

    America’s future depends on embracing the idea that excellence and access in higher education are not incompatible, but synergistic.

    By excluding huge proportions of the population, the nation excludes the experience, ideas, intelligence, and ambitions of those millions. Equity and excellence are complementary because talent is distributed throughout the socioeconomic spectrum.

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