Past CSPO Events
- November 07, 2017
- October 13, 2017CSPO DC
Science & Religion—Exploring the Harmonies
A Media Perspective with Writers and Editors from The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard
Science and religion co-exist in our world in many complex, interesting, and productive ways beyond the caricature of conflict and contradiction. Join us for readings, conversations, and the launch of “Science and Religion: Exploring the Harmonies”—the special fall issues of Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology magazines.
- July 18, 2017CSPO Conversations
Make America Innovate Again
Launch event for the Summer 2017 Issues in Science and Technology
Join us for the launch of the Summer 2017 Issues in Science and Technology!
Richard Van Atta, an adjunct research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, will discuss what we can learn from the Defense Department and DARPA—about effective partnerships, priorities, and policymaking—in advancing innovation in a variety of essential fields. By partnering with private industry and academia on mission-driven goals, DARPA pioneered some of today’s most vital technologies, including the internet, GPS, and autonomous vehicles.
Richard Van Atta, Joel Garreau
- May 09, 2017CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Sorry Officer, I Wasn’t Driving—My Car Was
What are the legal and regulatory implications for automated vehicle technologies and driverless cars?
- April 19, 2017CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Unlocking Human Potential and the Role of Innovation
How can game playing improve our ability to make complex decisions?
Navigating our increasingly complex world can be a frustrating task, even for the most well educated and technologically literate. Assessing risks, understanding causality, and making the right decisions are challenging not only for individuals, but for our communities and institutions as well. Despite our best efforts, sometimes these responsibilities become overwhelming. This can lead to disengagement, apathy, and abandoning school or the workforce—producing broken, marginalized communities as these effects ripple out into society.
Powerful new innovations, such as game-enabled platforms and services, coupled with research on the art and science of learning, provide us an unprecedented opportunity to provide support for all individuals to realize opportunities and unlock futures that are meaningful to them.
- March 29, 2017CSPO DC
The End of Insight?
Ed Finn launches the Spring 2017 "Issues in Science and Technology" in this CSPO Conversations event
Drawing from his essay in the Spring 2017 Issues in Science and Technology and from his new book, What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing, Ed Finn will explore how computer-generated knowledge is affecting scientific research, and how humans can become better users and architects of these powerful algorithms.
- March 21, 2017CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Understanding Biomedical Innovation
Robert M Cook-Deegan
- January 27, 2017CSPO DC
Confronting Scientific Controversies: Do Facts Matter?
Launch event for the Winter 2017 Issues in Science and Technology
In science journalism, topics like genetically modified organisms, climate change, and vaccines have become so controversial that reporting on them can endanger one’s career. How have we gotten here? What are the consequences of such a toxic situation? What deeper disagreements are at play in these scientific controversies? Will understanding them help society address these broader issues?
Keith Kloor, Dan Hicks