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In a world facing many complex, formidable problems, how can the social sciences become a decisive force for improving social conditions? And what role can universities play in transforming the social sciences into drivers of societal improvement? These are the questions panelists explored at the fall 2019 " Issues in Science and Technology" launch event on Nov. 20 at Arizona...
The growing intersection of technology and politics, the implications for personal privacy and national security, and the increasing complexity of public policy problems of all kinds were the focus of “From Deep Fakes to Deep Space: Policy Challenges for the Future,” a conference sponsored by the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Center for Strategic Foresight. In his remarks keynoting the...
Expanding self-determination, ensuring national sovereignty and nurturing democratic norms and institutions in new and transitioning democracies have long been foreign policy goals of the United States and its allies in the West. Members of the American foreign policy community gathered to discuss regional hotspots related to these goals at Arizona State University’s Barrett O’Connor Center in Washington, D.C., on Sept...
Arizona State University political science alumnus Mark Kerrigan was the recipient of the inaugural Social Science Distinguished Alumnus Award that will be given out annually by the social sciences dean, Elizabeth Wentz . The award is given to an alumnus from the social sciences who personifies the ASU Charter through significant contributions to society, business and commerce and their communities...
Arizona State University continues to build on its educational offerings at the Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center in Washington, D.C., with a new Master of Arts program for those looking to lead in a career in international affairs. The Master of Arts in international affairs and leadership , offered by the School of Politics and Global Studies, will empower students...
Choosing your major out of high school can be a daunting task, especially when a school like Arizona State University offers more than 350 undergraduate majors. To help with the decision of which program to choose, Vi Ho pulled architecture out of a hat and declared it as her major. Originally from Chandler, Arizona, Ho is now a junior at...
The United States has always been in the race to be the best; only now, the race has more competitors. The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather explored the topic Tuesday, saying that the country’s edge on global competitiveness is challenged daily by countries like China, which have bolstered investments in science and technology. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan...
When Lillian Keyes visited Washington, D.C., from Poughkeepsie, New York, on Friday, she didn’t know she would have the opportunity to visit Mars as well. Keyes found the Red Planet “eye-catching.” “Everyone was very friendly,” she added. On Friday and Saturday, strollers and tourists on the National Mall in Washington could look at the world’s largest map of the surface...
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that it will be the first law school in the United States to offer programs focused in both Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance as part of its Indian Legal Program (ILP) . Tribal initiatives have successfully addressed challenges that echo from repudiated federal policies. ASU Law is...

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