the Public Value of Interagency Climate Science: Presented at the
Copenhagen International Public Value Workshop by CSPO's own Ryan Meyer.
papers from conference can be found here.
in the Culture of Progress: Could there be any better mirror into
a person’s soul than their views on progress? CSPO's Daniel Sarewitz
explores the relation between progress and technology.
We Lack is the Political Will: Technology and Effectiveness in Human Affairs:
In a recent Science, Technology, and Public Policy Lecture at the University
of Michigan, CSPO Director Dan Sarewitz discusses the role political will,
technology, and complexity in solving the “messes” of our world.
Wrong Trousers: Radically Rethinking Climate Policy: Just
as Wallace became trapped in his pair of automated ‘Techno Trousers,’
have we become trapped in a single focus toward mitigating climate change?
In their Nature commentary "Time
to Ditch Kyoto" on 26 October Gwyn Prins and Steve Rayner of the
James Martin Institute
argue for a radical rethink of climate policy after the Kyoto Protocol
expires in 2012, as well as in this expanded version.
Robot Didn’t Write This: "Transformers," the summer blockbuster
movie about war on Earth between two robot forces, foreshadows a world
that may be closer to reality than you think. CSPO affiliate Lee Gutkind
explores the infiltration of robots into our society in this op-ed for
The Washington Post.
October Science Café: at the Arizona Science Center featured Jameson
Wetmore, CSPO and SHESC, and Dean Deirdre Meldrum, Engineering, discussing
“Less is More" Technology: Is Smaller and Cheaper Always Better?
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Value Mapping (RVM): RVM uses new methods to evaluate government-sponsored
research programs, projects, and institutions.
Effectiveness in Science and Technology:
In this talk at the Workshop on Science and Social Values in Bielefeld,
Germany, Dan Sarewitz explores the question of why humans make considerable
gains in their efforts to solve some problems, whereas even persistent
and significant effort on other problems yields little advance.
of Knowing Novel Materials: A presentation by CSPO Director Dan Sarewitz
to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution: Like it or
not, the unfolding of a new area of innovation commits us to engage in
a process of selecting which risks are acceptable and which are not. This
selection process involves decisions in the midst of uncertainty, and trade-offs
among incommensurable values and objectives.
is power: The New York Times explores an ongoing CSPO project on effectiveness
in human action.
and Global Democracy"
CSPO's Clark Miller recently had a written piece on Ecology and Global
Democracy appear on the ESA's homepage.
Dare Call It Hubris: The Limits of Knowledge:
The central question that faces us as humans is whether we will be able
to position ourselves to choose wisely among alternative future trajectories
or will simply blunder onward. CSPO Founder and Chair (and ASU President)
Michael Crow presents his perspective in the upcoming issue of Issues In
Science and Technology.
Societal Outcomes Map for Health Research and Policy"
Garfinkel, Dan Sarewitz, and Alan Porter use “road-mapping” and technology
assessment to clarify relations between available perinatal health options
and improved health outcomes.
by Daniel Sarewitz in the March-April 2006 issue of American
Scientist. For copies of article
reprints, please contact email@example.com
Science from Politics"
An essay written by Daniel Sarewitz
in the March-April 2006 issue of American
here to see "Letters to the Editor" responding to the article.
"Distributing Risks and Responsibilities:
Flood Hazard Mitigation in New Orleans"
An article submitted by Jameson Wetmore to Social Studies of Science for
its upcoming special issue: "Things Fall Apart: Comments on Hurricane
The Woodrow Wilson Center Examines
the Future of Technology Assessment
A collection of three essays that are designed to explore the issue of
technology assessment from multiple perspectives.
A review of The Republican War on Science
by Daniel Sarewitz in Issues in Science and Technology.
Click here to access
the online journal
Amish Community with Technology: Regulating Machines and Techniques
to Forward Social Goals"
by Jameson Wetmore submitted to IEEE
Technology & Society Magazine
the Next Disaster"
An opinion piece by Daniel Sarewitz and Roger Pielke in the September
23rd edition of the LA Times
Participation in University Research Centers: What are the Gender
An article by Elizabeth Corley and Monica Gaughan in the Journal
of Technology Transfer