David Guston–a colleague and collaborator on this science policy effort, highly regarded professor of science policy at Arizona State University, and a trailblazer in the realm of citizen engagement in science policy–is heading up a conference to spur some rethinking of the role of science in society: The Rightful Place of Science?
Seats are still available for this conference, May 16-19 in Tempe, Arizona. Check it out:

“The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University invites you to attend The Rightful Place of Science? Join your colleagues and friends to frame the future agenda for engaging and shaping science policy. Enjoy more of the things we like about getting together at conferences, and less of the predictable and orchestrated. You will be immersed in a world of rich and generative interaction aimed at fostering ideas, agendas and community at the interfaces of science, technology, politics, media and the arts.
The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom and overall quality of life. CSPO creates knowledge and methods, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future. “

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