Congressional Science Policy Initiative (CSPI) is an effort to facilitate the engagement of scientists, engineers, and technologists with Congressional offices in order to better inform public policy.
CSPI will seek to inform a diverse range of issues, including, but not limited to: (1) Benefits and risks of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and synthetic biology. (2) The value of scientific research and its role in national security and economic competitiveness. (3) The role of STEM graduate schools in producing more policy-oriented scientists. (4) Aspects of nuclear arms control and risks associated with nuclear weapons proliferation.
Our ApproachEducating Congress
We work with scientists who are part of our network to communicate their science-based ideas and approaches into key Congressional hearings.Congressional Initiatives
We work with our network of scientists to inform the work of Congressional offices as they develop initiatives and exercise oversight of the Executive Branch.Engagement
We help connect the scientific community to Congressional offices so that they can serve as a sounding board and resource for lawmakers and their staff.
By joining the FAS Congressional Science Policy Initiative — a network of scientists, engineers, and technologists — you will help build a community that educates lawmakers and their staff on urgent issues in science and technology.