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Mahmud Farooque

Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), DC; Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS); Arizona State University

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1800 I Street, NW Washington, DC 20006

Biography

Mahmud’s work at ASU’s Washington Center focuses on linking science policy to better societal outcomes.

He co-leads CSPO’s long-term efforts to build a community of practice among innovative R&D program managers in the government, non-government and private sectors.These include convening informal and formal knowledge exchanges between program managers about the challenges and opportunities for innovating in path dependent institutions.

Mahmud is the principal coordinator of Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) – a distributive institutional network that brings together research centers, informal science education centers, citizen science programs and non-partisan policy think tanks to engage citizens on decision-making related to science and technology policy. He led large-scale public consultation projects on biodiversity, space, climate, and energy to support policy and decision-making at the national and global levels. His current public consultation projects involve Climate Change Resilience, Gene Drives, Driverless Cars and Geoengineering.

Mahmud was the Deputy Director of Policy Programs at the New York Academy of Science, Director of Collaborative Research at City University of New York, Associate Director for Research Development at Northwestern University, and Managing Director of USDOT Research Center at Purdue University.

Mahmud’s expertise focuses on innovation systems, research management, knowledge co-production, policy entrepreneurship, and participatory technology assessment.

8 PublicationsView All Publications

Jason A. Delborne, Mahmud Farooque, and Julie Shapiro, 2017. Genetically Engineered Algae Public Engagement Strategies: A Stakeholder Workshop Report.

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Tomblin, David, Worthington, Richard, Gano, Gretchen L., Farooque, Mahmud, Sittenfeld, David and Lloyd, Jason. 2015. Informing NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen’s Forum (Full Report). United States.

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Tomblin, David, Worthington, Richard, Gano, Gretchen L., Farooque, Mahmud, Sittenfeld, David and Lloyd, Jason. 2015. Informing NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen’s Forum (Summary Report). United States.

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Beier, Paul, Hansen, Lara, Helbrecht, Lynn, Arnold, Jeff, Duke, Cliff and Farooque, Mahmud. 2015. Guiding principles and recommended practices for co-producing actionable science: a How-To Guide for DOI Climate Science Centers and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. Report to the Secretary of the Interior: Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science,

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Worthington, Richard, Cavalier, Darlene, Farooque, Mahmud, Gano, Gretchen L., Geddes, Henry, Sander, Steven, et al. 2012. Technology Assessment and Public Participation: From TA to pTA. Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST).

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