Solve Human Problems
Focusing on the social, political, cultural, and economic institutions and practices that shape human behavior, Arizona State University interdisciplinary teams help craft solutions targeted to the most pressing societal problems. Human activities are often at the heart of these problems and they are an integral part of their solution. ASU teams are developing new workable solutions to old social problems, including water shortages, social inequality, violence, the pervasiveness of poverty, and human impacts on the environment. Improved understanding through modeling and testing of the human and other factors that drive institutions and current practices allow ASU to eventually put forward practical ideas designed to bring about long-term solutions.