CSPO News

  • 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.

  • Winter 2020 Issues in Science and Technology

    Authors in the latest issue reimagine science institutions, discover the hidden influence of academic publishers, warn against the claims of precision medicine, and much more.

    A reassessment of the landmark policy report Science, the Endless Frontier finds that the time has come for a fresh look at how the United States invests in scientific research.

  • Announcing the Public Interest Technology Community Innovation Fellowship!

    An immersive learning program for engaging communities in science and technology policy, education and research

    This pilot fellowship will train the next generation of science-engagement professionals to collaborate with local civic, government, and university partners to engage the public on science and technology issues that matter to their local communities. Apply by January 29, 2020!

  • Fall 2019 Update

    Geoengineering, driverless cars, and much more!

    We haven’t circulated an update in a very long time, but it’s only because we’ve been extremely busy, so we wanted to update you on a few of the things we’ve been up to.

  • Injecting Public Input Before Aerosols

    After launching an innovative program of citizen engagement on controversial geoengineering research, CSPO shares the results with climate engineering experts.

    Attendees describe CSPO’s public engagement work on SRM research as vital to the future of climate science policy.

  • 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?