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On Feb. 11, the Arizona State University Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes hosted an event at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center to discuss France’s recent democratic experiments that directly engage citizens in the policymaking process. The discussion covered how these recent experiments could be a model for other Western democracies seeking to engage...
Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has for a sixth consecutive year been named one of the top 10 think tanks for science and technology policy in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2019 “Global Go-To Think Tank Index.” The Think Tanks and Civil Societies...
On Jan. 22, Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) convened leaders from universities, businesses, government and civil society to discuss potential solutions to the critical, complex challenges of sustainability and the future of our planet. The open workshop “What Will It Take to Transition to a Sustainable Future?” was held at the Barrett & O’Connor Washington...
The ASU Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $937,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in support of 35 scholarships for students who are considered “Dreamers.” These students are young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are allowed to remain in the country if they meet certain criteria. Because of their circumstances, "Dreamers" are...
On Jan. 4, Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law hosted a reception at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center to kick off the first of many events in 2020 to celebrate a major milestone, its 50th anniversary. An array of faculty, students, alumni and others with a connection to ASU Law gathered...
As the fall semester came to a close, many Arizona State University students spent their time toiling away on essays, cramming for exams, and consuming enough caffeine to get them through the final days of their classes. But for Maya Perez, a junior double-majoring in political science and global studies, these past couple of weeks could not have been more...
Honored for a fifth consecutive year in 2019 as America’s most innovative university, one of Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s remarks was to explain it this way: “‘The tremendously creative minds and efforts of our students, faculty and staff elevate who we are.’” That’s not an accident. At ASU, ideation plays a major role in the university’s success, as...
When hundreds of scientists and science advocates attending the National Council on Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) annual conference crowded into the Regency Ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a lunchtime session, they were visibly excited for more than the food being served. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Arizona State University President Michael Crow was presented the...
The United States’ strike against Iran’s most feared military strategist last week killed someone responsible for thousands of deaths, including U.S. soldiers, and was a major blow to their government. Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s Jan. 3 demise came as the result of an MQ-9 Reaper drone strike in Baghdad, which injured approximately 200 others. His death has elicited fiery...

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