Events & News


Monday, February 22, 2016
Can you be an environmentalist without embracing nuclear energy?

Thirty-nine years after the meltdown at Three Mile Island and almost five years post-Fukushima, nuclear power seems to be emerging from its long funk as a promising alternative to the carbon...

Monday, February 01, 2016
The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World

Geoengineering, the deliberate hacking of Earth’s climate, might be one of the most promising potential responses to climate change, especially in the absence of significant carbon emission...

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Deploying Technology to Rescue the Past

As ISIS campaigns to eradicate non-Islamic cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria and developers throughout the world encroach on sites where antiquities are found, it seems as though the relics of...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
How Human Do We Want Our Robots to Be?

Robots are starting to look suspiciously familiar. Increasingly sophisticated robots designed to resemble us are striking up more and more symbiotic relationships with humans, at home as our...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
2015 McCain Institute Highlights

In 2015, The McCain Institute hosted its third class of Next Generation Leaders – 12 remarkable individuals from 12 countries. Each NGL works at a unique placement site in the...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
ASU associate professor Kimberly Scott discusses new White House-backed initiative

On Monday, January 11, ASU launched the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, led by Dr. Kimberly Scott of the School of Social Transformation....

Friday, December 11, 2015
After Paris: The Refugee Crisis

Ongoing conflicts around the world have displaced sixty million refugees, with the war in Syria creating an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Half of the country’s population has been forced from...

Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Tyranny of Algorithms

Algorithms are learning more and more about us while we seem to understand them less and less. Somewhere in the past few years we ceded some of our individual autonomy to ostensibly life-...

Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Reframing the Debate around CRISPR and Genome Editing

Researchers’ ability to alter and design genomes has taken a leap forward in recent years with the development of CRISPR, a remarkably precise genome-editing tool that scientists are now...

Thursday, December 03, 2015
Is It Time for the United States to Pivot Back to Europe?

On Thursday, December 3, The McCain Institute hosted "Is It Time for the United States to Pivot Back to Europe?" at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

Featuring Ian...

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
My Favorite Movie: Dr. France Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, on October Sky

On December 2, 2015, Future Tense hosted a “My Favorite Movie” event at the E Street Cinema in Washington, DC, featuring Dr. France Córdova, director of the National Science...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Why we need Risk Innovation

Our imaginations have become dulled to the novel and creative alternatives that are desperately needed to ensure the responsible development of an increasing array of technology...