CSPO News

  • Fall 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    The latest issue covers sex and sports, kids and social media, chemicals and cancer, and much more.

    As the power and potential of science and technology continue to grow, the insights that motivated the creation of Issues in Science and Technology become ever more pertinent. Society needs vibrant, well-informed debate about matters of science and technology policy. This 35th anniversary issue advances the debate, with insightful, independent essays on broadband access, sex and sport, the social sciences, decarbonization, and much more.

  • Training the Next Generation of Public Interest Technology Professionals

    CSPO professor receives grant from Public Interest Technology University Network to support community innovation fellowship.

    “This program will put the public at the center of public interest technology through direct participation in informed and inclusive dialogue on the social, ethical, and legal implications of emerging technologies impacting their communities.”

  • Stefanie Burkle, "Laboratory of High Voltage Engineering, Technical University of Berlin," (2018)

    Summer 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    The empty radicalism of the climate apocalypse, protecting the accuracy of the 2020 Census, artificial intelligence for a social world, and much more.

    The policies proposed by climate activists and progressive politicians to combat global warming are not nearly as radical—or potentially effective—as claimed. What would it mean to get serious about addressing climate change?

  • Adrian Schwarz

    A Bright Start to Our Driverless Futures

    Bringing citizen perspectives into decisions and policies about driverless mobility.

    To provide a platform for citizens to engage with decision makers about driverless vehicles, CSPO and its partners have launched an unprecedented program of global citizen consultation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.