Winter School on the Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) will hold its third annual Winter School on the Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies
January 3-11, 2015 at Saguaro Lake Ranch in Mesa, AZ.

The CNS-ASU Winter School is designed to give participants an introduction to and practical experience with the methods and theory employed by CNS-ASU faculty and associates. The curricular content and activities are designed around our four Real-Time Technology Assessments (RTTAs) and two Thematic Research Clusters (TRCs).

Presentations describing the various tools, concepts and methods that guide CNS-ASU research activity will be supplemented by practical activities and rigorous discussion. Ample work time and breaks are built into the Winter School schedule to encourage participants to guide their own learning experience throughout the week. Mentorship sessions with available faculty will also be offered.

Who should apply?

Applicants should be advanced graduate students and/or recent PhDs (post-doc or untenured faculty within 3 years of PhD at time of application) with an expressed interest in studying emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, geoengineering, etc.

Applicants may come from any discipline, but priority will be given to those whose research focuses on societal questions.

Applicants may come from any country, but they must be demonstrably proficient in English.

Program Cost

A program fee of $650 includes 8 nights at Saguaro Lake Ranch, all meals, and local transportation from Tempe, Arizona.

To Apply

Visit the CNS-ASU website at for an application page and more information about the Winter School program.