Past CSPO Events
- November 04, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Africans Dial Up Innovation
A New Paradigm for Development in the Sub-Saharan
The people of the Sub-Saharan region are participating in an historic shift in the ways they relate to science and technology. From Accra to Nairobi, from Lusaka to Bamako — Africans have gone from concentrating almost wholly on absorbing new technologies created by distant innovators to energetically and optimistically creating some of their own technologies, developed to an unprecedented degree by home-grown African innovators.
G. Pascal (Gregg) Zachary
- October 16, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Do Renewable Energy Innovations Mean a Death Spiral for Electric Utilities?
Renewable energy options, led by rooftop solar, have recently transitioned from a luxury good available to few customers to increasingly cost-effective and mainstream sources of electric supply within the reach of many.
- October 07, 2013CSPO DC
Is STEM Crisis a Myth?
It’s an issue that has been repeated in countless reports and news stories: the United States is facing a looming shortage of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians—a STEM crisis, that is. It’s time for a reasoned, informed dialogue about STEM literacy in the United States, without the political hysterics and contrived logic. Join CSPO co-director Dan Sarewitz and Robert N. Charette, author of the recent IEEE Spectrum article, “The STEM Crisis Is a Myth,” for an in-depth look at this issue and the potential pitfalls and solutions surrounding it.
Robert Charette, Daniel Sarewitz
- June 05, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Navigating the Commons
How Science and Management in the Mission Agencies Create Disruptions and Spur Innovations
The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) hosted a series of informal exchanges between science policy practitioners (i.e. program managers) in government, academia and scientific societies about the challenges and opportunities for innovating in path dependent institutions.
Doug Austen, Adam Parris, David Cleaves, Joe Thompson
- May 17, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Transforming and Repositioning the American Science Museum
New Tools for Engaging the Public
Can the museum become a place where the role of science and technology in our lives is actively discussed, where the values of visitors are acknowledged and where tools to be a participant in our increasingly technological democracy can be shared?
Brad Herring, Ira Bennett
- April 16, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Technology and Development in a Conflict Zone
War as a Prioritizing Tool
This seminar explores the questions of how that war and development co-exist, why it is still going on even after the threat to which it was primarily directed is past, and whether different results can be expected in the future.
Gary M. Grossman
- March 08, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
A Brave New (online) World
Emerging Technologies at the Intersection of Science, Policy, and Rapidly Changing Media Environments
How can citizens make meaningful policy choices in an age of (anti-)science blogs and vicious online debates? And what can we learn from recent empirical work in the social sciences about strategies for navigating this brave new world of science policy?
Dietram A. Scheufele
- February 19, 2013CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy
Time to reassess the promise of nanotechnology?
An analysis of research, developments and commercialization
Drawing from work undertaken by Youtie, Shapira and their colleagues at Georgia Tech, the seminar will present evidence tracking nanotechnology research and commercialization and draw implications for anticipatory governance and public policy.