• Fall 2023 News & Events

    Take a moment to catch up with CSPO, sign up for upcoming policy programs, and reconnect with our research and policy work. 2023 is proving to be a year of growth in personnel, projects, and programs at CSPO and we look forward to seeing you this fall! 

  • Highlighting public voices in CDR decision making

    The If, the How and the Whether of Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

    CSPO; the Museum of Science, Boston; the University of Calgary; and other ECAST project partners join forces with diverse experts and everyday citizens to inform decision making on carbon dioxide removal technology.

  • 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.

  • Public Value Evidence for Public Value Outcomes

    Integrating Public Values into Federal Policymaking

    In a policy memo for the Day One Project, Michelle Govani, Nicholas Weller, and CSPO associate director Mahmud Farooque lay out a plan of action for the federal government to broaden institutional capacity to collect and integrate evidence on public values into policy and decision making.

  • A Prehistory of Social Media

    The grassroots origins of the social internet

    Kevin Driscoll’s essay in Issues in Science & Technology tells the story of early online communities and reveals the social and technical origins of today’s social media. The history offers insights on how we might build healthier online communities that are more just, equitable, and inclusive.