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ASU opens Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center

The new Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center expands ASU’s presence in the nation’s capital, spurring innovative national engagements and partnerships, as well as providing new opportunities for students and faculty. The new center advances ASU’s intention to serve as a catalyst and host of timely, leadership-level discourse between national decision-makers, opinion leaders, and ASU students, faculty and staff. The new building makes it possible to expand the offerings of ASU’s initiatives in Washington, including the McCain Institute for International Leadership, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and its Cronkite News/Arizona PBS Washington Bureau, the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, the Center on the Future of War and the Global Security Initiative, among others.

More than ‘thank you for your service’

A first of its kind 18-credit certificate program aimed at closing the American military-civilian gap will launch during the fall semester at Arizona State University. The program “Veterans, Society and Service” is the university’s first undergraduate certificate dedicated solely to the study of veterans, military culture and how it relates to society. ASU’s Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement proposed this new field of academic study, which will be housed under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Enrollment started Feb. 22. Professor Mark von Hagen, one of the program architects, is available for media interviews. 

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Self-Driving Uber Crash

Andrew D. Maynard
Director, Risk Innovation Lab
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
EXPERTISE: Technology risks

Ashraf Gafar
Director, Human-Computer Intelligence Lab; Assistant Professor, Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
EXPERTISE: Technology trends and vulnerabilities

School Shootings

Sherry Towers
Research Associate, Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center
EXPERTISE: Mapping contagion models to examine the spread of ideas and social behaviors within a population

Fake News

Scott Ruston
Research Scientist, Global Security Initiative
EXPERTISE: Fake news, media theory, weaponized narratives
Q&A: How does fake news work?

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