Events & News


Thursday, October 05, 2017
Is Big Tech An Existential Threat?

Tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have revolutionized our lives, connecting us in ways that were once unimaginable — to each other, to information, and to entertainment....

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Russia: Time to Contain?

On October 3, 2017, the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University hosted the next installment in its Debate and Decision Series, “Russia: Time to Contain?”


Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Future of Mental Health Technology

Though the impact our digital habits have on mental health may be increasingly grabbing the spotlight, there’s less talk about how these same technologies may one day be used to revolutionize how...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Make America Innovate Again

Technological innovation is at the core of America’s prosperity and global competitiveness. But in sectors ranging from energy to medicine to manufacturing, innovation is foundering under the...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Hearing- Planetary Flagship Missions: Mars Rover 2020 and Europa Clipper

Arizona State University’s Lindy Elkins-Tanton was among those calling on the U.S. government to re-energize its support of deep-space research at a hearing before the House Committee on Science,...

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Sorry Officer, I Wasn’t Driving—My Car Was

Automated vehicle (AVs) technologies and driverless cars promise to revolutionize the ways in which we commute, reduce the thousands of people killed or injured on our roads every year, provide...

Thursday, April 27, 2017
America's Longest War, Against Cancer

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared war on cancer. Five decades and billions of dollars later, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. But promising advances in...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Unlocking Human Potential and the Role of Innovation

How can game playing improve our ability to make complex decisions?

Navigating our increasingly complex world can be a frustrating task, even for the most well educated and technologically...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The End of Insight?

Researchers across a variety of fields use algorithms to investigate a wide range of questions and problems, from modeling genetic expression to understanding weather patterns. Sometimes the...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
What Algorithms Want

Algorithms tell us what to read, where to go, and whom to date…but do we really understand them?

It’s easy to think of algorithms as magical beings, delivering purely objective, admirably...

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Can Technology Make Sports Safer?

We’re a nation of sports nuts. We rally around our favorite teams, deify athletes, and sustain a multi-billion-dollar industry built to celebrate athleticism and human endurance. As a result, the...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Understanding Biomedical Innovation

The headlines are once again fixated on healthcare in the United States. Who has access to it, how much it costs, and who pays for it are the subjects of bitter political and legislative battles....