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PDF iconEngineering a Traitor &

PDF iconNew Dogs of War: The Future of Weaponized Artificial Intelligence

Date: September 21, 2018
Time: 9 a.m MST
Facilitator: Brian David Johnson

Description: A graphic novella and complimenting report based on threatcasting research from the Army Cyber Institute at West Point and Arizona State University.

Targeted for surveillance and coercion, Jake Roberts is pushed to his breaking point...point…until he must take action… It was just a small device hooked into the smart building maintenance system…How could it lead to the undetected missile attack on Houston? Thousands of civilians killed…a Congressional investigation… Jake is convicted as a traitor to the country he swore to protect.

The Rightful Place of Science: Frankenstein
Date: October, 19, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. MST
Facilitator: SFIS Founding Director David Guston
The first 10 registered participants before October 1, 2018 will receive a complimentary copy of this book.

Description: The Rightful Place of Science: Frankenstein examines the roots and origins of Shelley’s tragically flawed scientist and his benighted creature. Frankenstein is a parable of creativity and responsibility that can help us better understand our current creative dilemmas. The authors show how Shelley’s text foreshadows future technological innovations, and the challenges we anticipate from emerging fields such as synthetic biology and artificial intelligence. The bicentennial of this story of a scientist who failed to care for his creation provides an opportunity to explore creativity and responsibility across literary, scientific, social, and cultural dimensions.

Halpern, M., Eschrich, J., and Sadowski, J., eds. 2017. The Rightful Place of Science: Frankenstein. Tempe, AZ: Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes.

Should We Do Less Science?
Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 10 AM (Arizona Time)
Facilitator: CSPO Director and Professor Dan Sarewitz

Seeking volunteers to share their wisdom from the post-graduation life! Through the Alumni/ae-In-Residence Program, the SFIS brings CSPO and SFIS alumni back to campus to share their expertise and lead an interactive training for current SFIS students. Alumni/ae are selected to represent the broad range of career interests of SFIS students and skill sought by employers. Each Alumnus-In-Residence leads a series of workshops, talks, and student career meetings during a two-to-three day visit.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, participating as an alumni, or have a recommendation of someone who you think would be a great fit, please email SFISalumni@asu.edu with Alumni Residence in the subject line. 

SFIS is proud to welcome our first Alumna-In-Residence
Jordan Hibbs MSTP ‘15 & Katie Curiel GTD '15

Sept. 26 - 28, 2018

Check out the Workshops and events you can join while they are here.  

Jordan Hibbs

Katie Curiel

About Jordan

Jordan Hibbs is currently serving a two-year appointment as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office in Washington, D.C. 

Prior to joining the federal government, Jordan worked as a Project Manager at the Arizona Department of Administration Office of Grants and Federal Resources as a contractor, where she managed several grant programs including a competitive funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy, focused on the energy efficiency at wastewater treatment plants. Jordan holds a Masters of Science and Technology Policy, and a Bachelor of Science in psychology, with a minor in political science from Arizona State University.

While attending Arizona State University, Jordan gained extensive energy and environmental policy experience. For her Masters Applied Project she created a policy brief on the emerging implications surrounding privacy and security of real-time energy consumption data. Furthermore, Jordan gained significant foreign policy experience as a Mosaic Taiwan Fellow with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) where she engaged in high-level meetings with government officials to discuss US-ROC relations, and other economic and security issues. 

Jordan has a longstanding commitment to public service and volunteerism. Jordan was featured in MSNBC’s Women in Politics as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on her college campus, but bridging the gender gap in politics. Her work on campus and in the community has earned her the ASU Commission on the Status of Women’s Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award, ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion’s Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award, Arizona Capitol Times Leaders of the Year Scholarship, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation’s Volunteer Service Award.


About Katie

With 15 years of dedication to higher education and global development, Katie helps build knowledge-based economies, outstanding global experiences and education opportunities for students, professionals, and organizations worldwide. Katie holds a Masters of Science degree in global technology and development, and a Bachelor of Science degree in human communication with minors in business and Spanish from Arizona State University.

In her current role as an Academic Officer with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Scholarship Program under the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Katie works as a part of a dynamic multi-national team within one of the world’s largest energy suppliers, helping to drive the growth of the UAE’s diverse knowledge-based economy and global emergence, as well as the success of the long-standing UAE-USA educational trade partnership, by supporting the youth of the UAE studying abroad at top universities in the USA. She also works with diverse clients in public and private sectors around the world in her role as a global consultant. 

Katie has worked in international organizations locally and abroad since 2000, collaborating with governments, businesses, and other organizations around the world. Through these experiences, she's had the opportunity to work closely with thousands of international, at-risk, multicultural, and high-achieving student populations, as well as to manage strategic plans and partnerships with some of the worlds leading higher education institutions.  

Her proud roots from multicultural inner-city Phoenix, Arizona, USA, combined with her experience working with thousands of students and partners from over 100 different countries and travel throughout four continents have cultivated her passion and abilities in international and multicultural education, environmental sustainability and global development.

Being actively engaged in improving local and transnational communities and leaving a positive legacy for future generations is important to her. She has provided countless hours of service to dozens of community organizations and higher education scholarship providers. Through her commitment to improving local and transnational communities, Katie has earned the ASU Ed Pastor Outstanding Graduate Student Award, the ASU Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies Distinguished Graduate Student Award, the ASU Spirit of Service Scholars Award and nomination for the ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion's Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. 

Planning on visiting the Tempe area and looking for something to do? We invite alumni to volunteer their expertise to current SFIS students through the Coffee Career Chats program. Grab a coffee and exchange advice and thoughtful conversation with some of our outstanding current students.  If interested email SFISalumni@asu.edu and include “Coffee Chats” in the subject line.

Career Coffee Chats