Past CSPO Events
- April 14, 2014CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Designing Transitions in Energy Systems
The Human Dimensions
Energy systems are changing rapidly around the world, with increasingly deep consequences for society, the economy, and geopolitics. These transitions demand a new approach to energy policy that extends beyond narrow considerations of technology and cost to encompass the broader societal dimensions of energy change.
Clark A. Miller
- April 03, 2014Co-sponsored
Synthetic Biology Seminar
- April 01, 2014Co-sponsored
Responsible Innovation Seminar
- March 07, 2014Emerge: Artists + Scientists Redesign the Future
Carnival of the Future
- March 04, 2014CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Ethics and the New Engineer
Teaching, Research and Practice
Reports from the National Academy of Engineering have visualized The Engineer of 2020 (2004) and delineatedGrand Challenges for Engineering (2008). The reports fall short, however, on plotting a clear course for the new engineer in contributing to the achievement of ethical and socially responsible outcomes.
Joseph R. Herkert
- February 28, 2014CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Design Thinking, Sustainability and the Future City
The perceived future impacts of emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, hinge largely on the conventional risk-benefit paradigm. This paradigm oversimplifies the complexity and inter-linkages between technological innovation and the evolution of urban form.
Darren Petrucci, Rider W. Foley
- January 29, 2014
- December 10, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Factory Meat and Designer Food
Soon at a Store Near You?
Policy makers must grapple with the social implications and governance issues surrounding emerging technologies. The August 5, 2013 introduction of the first factory hamburger, made from stem cells in a production facility, followed by its ceremonial consumption, is one well-publicized example.