CSPO News Announcements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Science, Values, and Democracy

    Announcing the newest title in the Rightful Place of Science book series.

    In an urgent new book, philosopher of science Heather Douglas argues that science requires social and ethical values for both the direction of research and for sound scientific inference.

  • Reinvigorating the Scientific Enterprise

    Envisioning the Next 75 Years of Science Policy

    How can we structure science policy and scientific research to meet human needs in a world of accelerating changes? Global leaders, early career researchers, policymakers, businesspeople and more consider the future of the scientific enterprise and how it could be changed to create a healthier, more equitable, and secure society in an essay collection in Issues in Science & Technology.

  • He Told Us There’d Be Days Like These

    Dan Sarewitz Retires

    In 1999, Dan Sarewitz helped found the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO). Over the past two decades, Dan and CSPO have worked to improve the interactions of science, technology, and society, advocating for science and science policy that is created by and benefits everyone. Dan’s leadership as co-director of CSPO and editor of Issues in Science and Technology will be missed.

  • Illustration by Alice Mollon

    Who should have a say on editing DNA?

    ASU Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes joins global efforts to bring public values for anticipatory governance of gene editing technologies

    CSPO is working on a series of three closely connected projects to assist with global citizen deliberations on gene editing. These efforts reinforce a call from 25 leading researchers from around the world for the creation of national and global “citizens’ assemblies,” made up of lay-people, tasked with considering the societal implications of this emerging science.

  • Public Value Science

    In an increasingly unequal society, America’s science policies are a regressive force. They need to be refocused on creating benefits for all people.

    In an economic environment characterized by growth but also by extreme inequality, science and technology not only reinforce inequality but also, in some instances, help widen the gap. Science and technology can be a regressive factor in the economy.