World Wide Views on Biodiversity

Program Areas – Archived

Phoenix: Netra Chhetri, Assistant Professor, ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and CSPO

Washington: Mahmud Farooque, Associate Director, DC Office, CSPO

World Wide Views on Biodiversity

On Saturday September 15th, 2012, groups of one hundred ordinary citizens in Washington, Boston, Denver and Phoenix will join similar groups across the globe to learn about biodiversity issues, discuss important policy choices, make up their minds, and express their views. The citizen meetings will start at dawn in the Pacific and continue until dusk in the Americas. All meetings will have the same agenda and use the same approach in order to make results comparable and useful for policymakers who will gather the following month in India to discuss future measures for preserving biological diversity.(learn more)

News: U.S. Citizens call for political action to stop the decline of biodiversity

World Wide Views (WWViews) Alliance

The project is organized within the World Wide Views Alliance, consisting of national and supportive partners and is coordinated by the Danish Board of Technology, a non-profit and impartial parliamentary advisory board. (learn more)

Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) Network

CSPO is a founding member of ECAST, a national network of nonpartisan policy research institutions, universities, and science centers working together to conduct balanced technology assessments. Its mission is to support better-informed governmental and societal decisions on complex issues involving science and technology. ECAST is providing overall coordination for the four WWViews venues in the United States: Boston, Washington, Denver and Phoenix. (learn more)

WWViews USA Alliance

Arizona Science Center; Colorado School of Mines; Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University; Denver Botanical Garden; Koshland Science Museum; Loka Institute; Museum of Science Boston; Science & Technology Innovation Program at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Science and Technology in Society Program at Virginia Tech; Science Cheerleader; Science, Technology and Society Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and SciStarter.

Meet the Project Team

Principal Investigators

Additional Team Members