Past CSPO Events

  • April 05, 2024
    CSPO DC

    Assessing Innovation Hubs and Regional Innovation Engines: New Methods

    This seminar will discuss new metrics for how funds are being used, how communities support innovation, and its impact on communities.

    Maryann Feldman, Tom Guevara, David Kaiser, Isaac McCoy, Mahmud Farooque, Dr. Fallon Wilson

  • March 21, 2024
    CSPO DC

    Technology Policy and Regional Innovation Engines: Baltimore Equitech

    This CSPO Conversations program will bring together federal policymakers in science and technology policy, innovation policy, and regional development with Baltimore-based entrepreneurs, innovators, and ecosystem builders.

    Kory Bailey , Sherrod Davis, Mark Anthony Thomas, Deborah Hemingway, Tammi Thomas, Ellington West, Christy Wyskiel, Arthur Daemmrich

  • March 21, 2024
  • January 22, 2024
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Reinventing Participatory Technology Assessment

    A Panel Discussion on pTA Innovations with Rising Scholars & Practitioners

    In this New Tools for Science Policy discussion, a panel of next-generation scholars and practitioners from ECAST will share how pTA is addressing the demands for procedural, distributional, intergenerational, and recognitional justice while advancing equity for disadvantaged and marginalized communities.

    Nicholas Weller, Amanda Borth, Emily Hostetler, Jared Owens, Arthur Daemmrich

  • December 15, 2023
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Responsible Artificial Intelligence: Policy Pathways to a Positive AI Future

    In this seminar, professor Andrew Maynard will explore new ways of approaching responsible AI through the lens of responsible innovation and agile governance.

    Andrew Maynard

  • November 17, 2023
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    “Unacceptable Costs”: Managing for biological invasions and climate risks in the US Pacific Islands

    Introducing the Pacific Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Network

    This seminar will present how the Pacific Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (Pacific RISCC) network is helping communities and decision makers build resilience to the interacting threats of climate change and invasive species.

    Laura Brewington

  • October 30, 2023
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Patent Data & Publicly-Funded Research: Applications, Benefits, & Misuse

    How does the public benefit from public investment in research and development?  While there is broad agreement that new technologies have significant social and economic impact, tracing technologies back to federally funded research is challenging. To measure benefits, funding agencies, the national labs, and others often look to patent data. Recently, economists and legal scholars have raised questions about conventional measures (including simple patent counts and patent citations) linking public R&D to patents, and linking patents to social outcomes. On October 30th, Bhaven Sampat will review these concerns, and also describe and assess several new advances in patent bibliometrics that aim to overcome them.

    Bhaven N. Sampat

  • October 19, 2023

    New Perspectives on Energy Innovation

    New Perspectives on Energy Innovation

    Join CSPO for a webinar series exploring lessons we can draw for the future from the past 50 years of energy policy and energy innovations. October 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1973 oil embargo imposed by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) in the wake of the Arab-Israeli War. The temporary shortages inflated energy prices, jolted the global economy, and destabilized geopolitical relationships around the world. The crisis also inspired new science and technology policies that drove innovation in nuclear, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources, among others. Today, we are witnessing a resurgence in creative policy solutions and new energy innovations alongside high oil prices, geopolitical tensions, rising inflation, and attention to the environmental impacts of energy use.

    In this online symposium, a distinguished group of historians, technology innovators, journalists, and policymakers will discuss the lessons we can learn from the 1970s and envision new futures for energy policy and energy innovation.