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.

For in-person attendees, proof of vaccination with ID will be required at check-in. Events will be held at ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center with a virtual attendance option.


March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Rethinking the Green Revolution

The Green Revolution radically transformed agriculture throughout the world from the 1940s to the 1970s and remains a topic of dispute in agricultural policy. What if policymakers have drawn incorrect lessons from the Green Revolution?

Join journalist Dan Charles, professor Prakash Kumar (Penn State), and author Marci Baranski for a panel discussion of Baranski’s book, The Globalization of Wheat: A Critical History of the Green Revolution and the legacy of the Green Revolution. Rethinking the fundamental assumptions and policy learnings from the Green Revolution is necessary to create more inclusive and sustainable solutions for modern agricultural development efforts.

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March 29, 9:00-10:00 AM ET
How Complexity Science Can Guide Urban Transformations: Lessons from Germany

Urban and regional economies must constantly adapt to challenges. From planned redevelopment efforts to unexpected shocks like natural disasters, these economies are in constant flux. How can we best plan for beneficial, inclusive economic transitions?

Join Shade T. Shutters (Arizona State University) and Bastian Alm (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) for an exploration of how recent complexity science breakthroughs can offer insights to guide cities through transitions. Examining how these new techniques have been applied in Germany gives a glimpse of how science can help cities in other countries navigate disruptions, whether due to energy policies, natural disasters, or simply reconfiguring local economies for a brighter future.

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April 05, 9:00-10:00 AM ET
Quantity over Quality: How to Solve Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Electrifying the transportation sector would bring environmental, economic and equity benefits. However, a significant obstacle to the adoption of electric vehicles is our national charging infrastructure. Current charging infrastructure policy is guided by the needs of gasoline-powered cars, while ignoring many of the unique benefits that electric vehicles possess.

Join Ryan Cornell (Arizona State University) for a discussion of why paradigm shift needs to occur if we hope to effectively transition to electric vehicles and why electric vehicle charging policy should focus on the quantity of chargers, as opposed to the quality of chargers.

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