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Capstone Address

The Capstone Address is part of the New Student Orientation Common Book Read initiative. Following the address, students will break for small group discussions of the book.

NSO Capstone Speaker 2018 - David Guston

David H. Guston is the Founding Director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, where he is also interim co-director of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society.  He joined ASU in 2005, after eleven years on the faculty at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Professor Guston’s ideas about boundary organizations and the anticipatory governance of emerging technologies have been incorporated into governmental and non-governmental organizations and research programs in many parts of the world.  His book, Between Politics and Science, won the APSA’s Don K. Price award for the best book in science, technology and environmental politics in 2002. Most recently he has been leading, with ASU colleague Ed Finn, the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project. The creative outputs of the project include a new edition of Mary Shelley’s 1818 text (MIT Press, 2017), edited by Guston, Finn and Jason Robert, also from ASU, a digital edition of the book funded by the Sloan Foundation in collaboration with MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab, the 2017 version of Emerge: A Festival of Futures themed on Frankenstein that Guston produced, and a variety of other activities. He has been principal investigator on nearly $15M in NSF awards – including the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU and the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation – and co-investigator on another $7M.  He was the founding editor of the Journal of Responsible Innovation and served as the North American editor of Science and Public Policy.  Professor Guston served on the National Academy of Engineering's Steering Committee on Engineering Ethics and Society and has testified to panels of the National Academies’ Board on Life Sciences, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce, and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. In 2002, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2017 he became a Foundation Professor at ASU.

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. 

Location: Kathryn Mohrman Theatre

WSO Capstone Speaker 2018 - To be announced 


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