What Priorities Should Citizens Consider as Driverless Vehicles Become a Reality?
A new discussion guide brings communities together to discuss a consequential and potentially transformative emerging technology: autonomous vehicles.
The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes has partnered with the Kettering Foundation to produce the first-of-its-kind deliberation guide for autonomous vehicles.
Summer 2018 Issues in Science and Technology
The new issue challenges some core assumptions that underpin policymaking in competitiveness, climate, energy, and more.
Relying uncritically on assumptions of questionable legitimacy is a poor way to make policy. This concern animates several of the essays in the Summer 2018 Issues in Science and Technology.
How can organizations create and use knowledge more effectively? Clark Miller and Tischa Muñoz-Erickson provide answers in their new Rightful Place of Science book.
Knowledge is every organization’s most important asset. The newest book in the Rightful Place of Science series provides readers with the tools they need to design effective knowledge systems for informing critical business, policy, and community decisions.
Spring 2018 Issues in Science and Technology
The latest issue features compelling policy proposals that can help society better manage momentous changes.
Can policymaking keep pace with the social, technological, and environmental upheavals we are currently experiencing? That question is central to several of the Feature essays in the Spring 2018 Issues in Science and Technology.
How the Public Can Inform Science and Technology Policy: The Case of Planetary Defense
How can participatory technology assessment (pTA) be used to impact science and technology policy?
CSPO and partners brought a variety of members of the Washington science policy community, media and academic organizations to participate in a mini-version of a public deliberation on asteroid detection to demonstrate the value of the pTA process of engaging citizens in informed and facilitated dialogue with experts and decision-makers.
CSPO Has Moved!
CSPO joins Arizona State University's other DC-based programs in a new building in downtown Washington, DC.
Our new offices are in the Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at Arizona State University, at 1800 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Engaging the Public on Genetically Engineered Algae
Experts and regulators agree that regulating emerging technologies often requires deeper engagement with public values and perspectives. A recent workshop led by CSPO provides specific recommendations.
The US Environmental Protection Agency partnered with the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology network to expand their engagement of citizens in the agency’s rule-making process regarding genetically engineered algae.
Winter 2018 Issues in Science and Technology
What role is there for policy expertise when evidence, facts, consistency, and honesty seem increasing neglected in Washington, DC's political circus?
Even as political discourse in the United States has devolved into cable-news shouting, most experts remain committed to addressing national challenges with thoughtful and pragmatic approaches. We are pleased to feature several of them in the Winter 2018 Issues in Science and Technology.
Helping Communities Prepare for a Hotter, Drier Future
In a unique forum discussion, citizens deliberated strategies for dealing with extreme heat and drought.
As the Southwest experiences higher average temperatures and prolonged drought conditions, increasing resilience to these climate hazards through citizen deliberation and community preparedness has never been more critical.