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  • Spring 2019 Issues in Science and Technology

    Human gene editing, plus UFO sightings, smart manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and much more.

    For the Spring 2019 edition of Issues, leading thinkers in the field of genomics comment on where we are in the process of understanding and managing the use of the precision gene-editing tool CRISPR on humans.

  • Fall 2018 Issues in Science and Technology

    What effect will technological advances have on the nature of work? A special section in the new issue helps to make sense of how work is changing.

    Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and other technologies have produced anxiety about the future of work. The picture is so uncertain that cases can be made for a future shortage of skilled workers, a shortage of high-quality jobs, or a decline in the need to work at all. A special section in the latest Issues explores the future of work.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.