CSPO in DC: New Tools for Science Policy
New Tools for Science Policy: A Breakfast Seminar Series
"The nascent field of the social science of science policy needs to grow up, and quickly."
- John Marburger, former Science Adviser to the U.S. President
How do we know what science is "the right science" to do? How can we effectively orient the vast research enterprise to make real progress toward societal goals? Since its inception, CSPO and its network of researchers have been developing models, tools, and methods to help address fundamental questions in science policy.
The goal of this seminar series is to help science policy "grow up, and quickly," by catalyzing discussions and collaborations between science policy researchers and decision makers about new ideas and approaches for improving the social value of science and technology.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Navigating the Commons: How Science and Management in the Mission Agencies Create Disruptions and Spur Innovation
- Dan Sarewitz, Arizona State University, David Cleaves, US Forest Service, Adam Parris, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Doug Austen, US Fish and Wildlife Services, Joe Thompson, US Government Accountability Office
Please join us for breakfast, presentation, conversation, and networking
American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2000 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Presentation begins promptly at 9 AM)
Space is limited; please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, June 3, 2013
About the Seminar
Across the federal government, there is increasing emphasis on the need to fund research that informs decision-making and responds directly to societal capabilities and goals. But the culture of program management in federal science agencies is still oriented to traditional approaches driven by expert opinion of leading scientists and expected to result sometime down the road in insights relevant to society.
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. Topics ranged from balancing support for different modes of science (basic, applied, and use-inspired), managing knowledge in an era of information overload (scientific and otherwise), and tackling problems more complex than individual agency missions. Finally, the group discussed solutions for working towards a balance within and outside the confines of government sponsored research and development systems.
Join us for an interactive panel discussion highlighting themes from this series!
Attendees will receive a thumb drive with electronic copies of articles, reports, weblinks etc. related to science and society.
About the Panel
Dan Sarewitz, Arizona State University, Co-Director – Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO)
David Cleaves, US Forest Service (USFS), Climate Change Advisor to the Chief of the United States Forest Service
Adam Parris, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Program Manager – Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA)
Doug Austen, US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), National Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Coordinator
Joe Thompson, US Government Accountability Office (GAO), Senior Analyst – Natural Resources and Environment
- ASU Office of the President
- Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
- May 17, 2013: Transforming and Repositioning the American Science Museum, Ira Bennett, Arizona State University and Brad Herring, Museum of Life & Science - Durham, N.C.
- Apr 16, 2013: Technology and Development in a Conflict Zone: War as a Prioritizing Tool, Gary Grossman, Arizona State University
- Mar 8, 2013: A Brave New (online) World: Emerging Technologies at the Intersection of Science, Policy, and Rapidly Changing Media Environments, Dietram Scheufele , University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Feb 19, 2013: Time to reassess the promise of nanotechnology? An analysis of research, developments and commercialization, Jan Youtie, Georgia Tech
- Jan 25, 2013: What if You Can't Measure What Matters? Public Value Mapping of Science and Innovation Policies, Dan Sarewitz, Arizona State University
- Apr 26, 2012: Self-Critical Public Science: How to Integrate Creativity and Responsibility, Erik Fisher, Arizona State University
- Mar 27, 2012: Bytes and Bodies: Social Media and Political Changes, Merlyna Lim, Arizona State University
- Feb 7, 2012: Competition within government-sponsored R&D: An effective tool for innovation or a recipe for waste and duplication? Sybil Francis, Center for the Future of Arizona & Gregg Pascal Zachary, Arizona State University
- Dec 1, 2011: Climate of Uncertainty: Civic Scenarios for Decision Making, Cynthia Selin, Arizona State University; Patrick Hamilton, Science Museum of Minnesota; Robert Garfinkle, Science Museum of Minnesota
- Nov 16, 2011: Creative Nonfiction/Narrative: Forging a Working Bond between Next Generation Science Communicators and Next Generation Science Policy Scholars, Lee Gutkind, Arizona State University; Adam Briggle, University of North Texas
- Oct 7, 2011: The Challenge of Path Dependency and the Need for Anticipatory Governance, Jameson Wetmore, Arizona State University
- May 24, 2011: Can art and religion serve as methods for governing emerging science and technology?, Dr. Greg Graffin, Steve Olson, and His Excellency, Monsignor Marcelo Sànchez Sorondo
- April 27, 2011: Can "Do-It-Yourself" Biology Handle Our Biggest Health Challenges?, Gerald Epstein, Daniel Grushkin, Andrew Hessel, and Jessica Tucker
- April 12, 2010: Usable Science: A CSTPR - CSPO Briefing Workshop on Science for Decision Making, Lisa Dilling, Genevieve Maricle, and Elizabeth McNie