CSPO News Announcements

  • Designing Knowledge

    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.

  • Engaging Citizens to Inform Governance of Controversial Research

    How should solar geoengineering research be governed to address risks and uncertainties?

    A groundbreaking new CSPO project explores the potential for citizens to usefully inform the governance of solar geoengineering research.

  • Climate Pragmatism

    How can we move past divisive climate politics and make progress on tackling climate change? The latest volume in "The Rightful Place of Science" series identifies innovative new strategies.

    There is a robust and growing demand for a more pragmatic approach to the climate challenge. The newest Rightful Place of Science volume, Climate Pragmatism, brings together powerful ideas for meeting this demand. The starting point of this new approach is a commitment to human dignity and the potential for innovation to drive economic prosperity and protect the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. Driven by pragmatic and inclusive political strategies, this new framework focuses on energy access, energy innovation, and climate adaptation.

  • Spring 2017 Issues in Science and Technology

    The latest "Issues" looks at climate engineering, big science projects, diversifying the research community, and more.

    The Spring 2017 “Issues in Science and Technology” explores the potential for intervening directly in the climate system to address the risks posed by climate change. Experts look at ways to responsibly research geoengineering, the governance of a geoengineering program, and the feasibility of capturing carbon directly out of the atmosphere.