Past CSPO Events

  • March 25, 2015

    Enlightening Lunch

    Imagining community solar electricity in Treviso, Italy

    The ways in which communities catalyze and respond to large scale social and technological shifts can have lasting impacts on people’s daily lives. My research follows the two cities of Flagstaff, AZ and Treviso, Italy as they navigate a transition to a higher mix of solar electricity from 2006 through 2014. In this presentation, I look at how (inter)national policies and imaginaries of renewable energy intermix with city-wide initiatives in Treviso to form a complex cultural landscape of ideas about energy that can’t quite shake the identity as an ancient water city.

    Pizza served
    RSVP to [email protected] by noon on Tuesday, March 24.


    Jen Fuller

  • March 24, 2015
    Co-sponsored, Energy and Society: Communities of Energy in Transition

    What Would It Take To Materialize Energy? The Role of Responsible Innovation

    Brown bag talk – bring your lunch.

    Sujatha Raman

  • March 19, 2015
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Bridging the Democracy Gap

    World Wide Views on Climate and Energy

    Who is missing in international climate change negotiations? Who will be affected by decisions made or not made at the UNFCC meeting in Paris (COP21) in December? Who is heard, who isn’t? Who participates in public hearings and online forums? What percentage of scientists believe that climate change is occurring mostly because of human activity? What percentage of the US public believe otherwise? How do we bridge the gaps between experts, citizens and policymakers? How do we engage the disengaged and uninformed public?

    Richard Worthington, Mahmud Farooque, David Tomblin, Gretchen L. Gano

  • March 03, 2015

    Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

    From Botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. Since its release a little over one year ago, Fixed has screened in film festivals around the world and as a keynote at 7 academic and professional conferences. Most recently the United Nations licensed the film for their work on the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities.

  • March 02, 2015—February 02, 2015
    CSPO Occasional Seminar

    Seminar with Bill Kastenberg

    Ethics as Analysis and Ethics as Feelings: The Interplay of Cognition and Emotion on Engineering and Science Ethics Education

    In this presentation Dr. Kastenberg will describe an expanded context for addressing ethics and morality in the teaching, training and practice of engineering and science.

    Bill Kastenberg

  • February 19, 2015
    CSPO Occasional Seminar

    Occasional Speaker – Claire Gordon

    Lessons Learned in Transitioning Science to Policy and Practice

    Discussion on how research and research communication done for decision making and policy development may differ from traditional academic research.

    Claire Gordon

  • February 12, 2015
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Delivering Practical Solutions on Urban Problems

    Evidence-based Management

    There are almost 90,000 units of local government in the United States. There is an extraordinary level of innovations unfolding in cities and counties, but little systematic analysis of these innovations to facilitate exporting to other jurisdictions. The Center for Urban Innovation and the ASU Decision Theater are engaged in a series of projects designed to develop and evaluate innovative practices. CUI and the DT disseminate effective practices to public decision makers in a manner that allows them to improve the quality of governance and service delivery for their citizens. CUI and the DT will highlight a range of their recent projects that address such issues as “big data,” public financing of infrastructure, and collaborative service delivery mechanisms such as public-private partnerships.

    David Swindell, Kevin C. Desouza

  • February 11, 2015

    Enlightening Lunch with Jamie Winterton

    Boundary Value Problems in Cybersecurity

    Boundaries have a significantly different meaning in cyberspace than in physical space. When we create cyber policy, we often assume that geographic boundaries are overly relevant. This talk will demonstrate the mutability of boundaries in cyberspace, as well as discuss problematic global implications of recent US and UK positions on encryption and technology development.

    RSVP to [email protected] by noon on Tuesday, February 10. Enjoy pizza and enlightening talk.

    Coor 5536

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    Jamie Winterton