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The proliferation of advanced technology has created many obvious benefits. But it has also raised new questions about privacy, data collection and data monitoring. Debating the trade-offs has inspired books, documentaries, movies, podcasts and TV shows, and it has made its way into political scandals and congressional hearings. As the world faces an unprecedented pandemic, how will technology help us...
Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for several weeks, leading to widespread speculation that he is either in hiding due to COVID-19, recuperating from heart surgery, incapacitated in some way or possibly dead. Rumors of the North Korean leader’s demise began when a Seoul-based website reported that he was recovering from an April 12 heart surgery. North...
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...
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused policymakers us to rethink approaches to a range of issues, such as healthcare, welfare and education. Now that millions of Americans are receiving direct cash transfers as part of recently passed coronavirus stimulus packages, the potential of a universal basic income (UBI) — in which the government would provide every American with a minimum income...
President Donald Trump has masterfully used the rhetoric of the "deep state" to divide Congress and the public and to deflect attention away from himself, according to David Rohde, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and current ASU Future Security Fellow at New America . “I have concluded there is not a ‘deep state’ as Donald Trump defines it, or...
For the first time in decades, Indians were able to see the Himalayan mountain range through the skies from their homes. Last week, Los Angeles had some of the cleanest air in the world. These are only two examples of how the global pandemic is affecting our environment — and how we think about climate change. The connection between the...
The Arizona State University character-driven leadership program based in Washington, D.C., has found a new chieftain. Mark Green. Photo courtesy of U.S. Agency for International Development. ASU President Michael M. Crow and board chair Cindy McCain announced Thursday that Ambassador Mark Green will serve as the new executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at ASU’s Barrett and...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . In May, Mackenzie Saunders, an Ahwatukee native, will graduate summa cum laude with Bachelor of Science degrees in justice studies and politics and the economy and a certificate in socio-legal studies . A graduate of nearby Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee Foothills,...
In a society where both trust in and engagement with the media are at historic lows, newsrooms across the country face a new and possibly critical threat — COVID-19. As local news organizations worry about closing their doors permanently due to the effects of a global pandemic, who will provide communities with relevant updates at a time when the public...

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