The Crisis In American Science – An Invitation

I invite you to join the Phoenix Chapter of the World Future Society on April 19th, 2016 to listen to our guest speaker Dan Sarewitz, co-director of the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University. Dan Sarewitz will be speaking about The Crisis in American Science

Mr. Sarewitz’s work is focused on revealing the connections between science policy decisions, scientific research and social outcomes. He strives to answer the questions:

  • How does the distribution of the social benefits of science relate to the way that we organize scientific inquiry?
  • What accounts for the highly uneven advance of know-how related to solving human problems?
  • How do the interactions between scientific uncertainty and human values influence decision making?
  • How does technological innovation influence politics? And how can improved insight into such questions contribute to improved real-world practice?

From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Sarewitz worked on R&D policy issues as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, and principal speech writer for Committee Chairman George E. Brown, Jr. He received a doctorate in geological sciences from Cornell University in 1986. He now directs Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes’s office in Washington, D.C., and focuses his efforts on a range of activities to increase CSPO’s impact on federal science and technology policy processes.

Dan Sarewitz’s co-authored The Techno-Human Condition (MIT Press, 2011) with Braden Allenby. Since 2009 he has also been a regular columnist for Nature magazine. Other published work includes Frontiers of Illusion: Science, Technology, and the Politics of Progress, (Temple University Press, 1996), Living with the Genie: Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery (Island Press, 2003; co-edited with Alan Lightman and Christina Desser) and Prediction: Science, Decision-Making, and the Future of Nature (Island Press, 2000; co-edited with Roger Pielke, Jr., and Radford Byerly, Jr.). Visit the CSPO online library for more.

Please join us and spend some valuable time with this enaging speaker. For more details, see the full listing for this World Future Society AZ Chapter Meet Up.

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:30 PM

Where: Scottsdale Public Library – Civic Center Library
3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard 
Scottsdale, AZ

You can sign up through the MeetUp site, or contact myself Rob Panacci or Eric Kingsbury for more information. Eric also has a great blog that discusses many futurist topics and resources. is an exciting and intriguing blog for all.

We hope to see you at the Scottsdale Public Library – Civic Center for an exciting night with Dan Sarewitz.

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