As We Now Think

Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

Ebola case shows importance of teamwork in healthcare

by Heather Ross. The White House’s announcement on Friday that it has Ebola “under control” is patently ridiculous. If the spread of Ebola to the United States impacts anything, I hope that it will be the recognition of the critical importance of effective interdisciplinary teamwork.

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The social costs of energy transitions

by Clark A. Miller Even as leader after leader in New York exhorted each other last week to take action to address climate change, a steady drumbeat of news has … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are we sovereign?

by Clark Miller, CSPO Associate Director Scotland’s historic vote posed a deceptively simple question: Should Scotland be an independent nation? The question is deceptive because under it lays one of … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Carbon controls and a solar surge: Are public attitudes changing the game?

By Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice, CSPO and Lightworks Debates about federal carbon control regulations and a solar-energy-induced “death spiral” for electric utilities have been heating up, but along separate … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons from the ‘right to be forgotten’

Graduate student Jathan Sadowski interviews law professor on the “right to be forgotten.” There’s a truism among certain circles of analysts and commentators: Technologies usually outpace the laws meant to … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Makerspaces: What they are, and what they might mean for the university system

by Aubrey Wigner, a graduate student in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology   The STGlobal Conference is an annual graduate student-led event for presenting in-process or recently completed … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

Jathan Sadowski PhD student in the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes   In her new book, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Astra … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Climate Pragmatism Framework Prioritizes Energy Access as Driver of Innovation and Development

“Climate change can’t be solved on the backs of the world’s poorest people,” said Daniel Sarewitz, a report coauthor and CSPO co-director. “The key to solving for both climate and poverty is helping nations build innovative energy systems that can deliver cheap, clean, and reliable power.”

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brazil as Bureaucratic Dystopia

Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Dan Sarewitz, Co-Director of ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, hosted a free screening of director Terry Gilliam’s cult classic Brazil.

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Vilnius Declaration*

Horizon 2020 and the Vilnius Declaration urges us to bring what we know and can do to bear on societal challenges that are shared around the globe, argues CSPO affiliate and Senior Sustainability Scientist and Human Evolution and Social Change Professor Ed Hackett, in his Science, Technology and Human Values editorial.

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment