Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

Shaping Philosophical & Methodological Approaches to Social Complexity

The Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity (CSDC) at Arizona State University was created as an interdisciplinary research center spanning the life, behavioral, and social sciences to build scientific and educational capacity in Arizona in a dominant re- search area of the 21st century - complexity science.

Over the past decade, the CSDC has demonstrated its ability to produce immediate and lasting global impacts in this new and rapidly expanding domain of knowledge. Future discoveries in complexity science will require transdisciplinary teams with the intellectual breadth to determine the algo- rithms of social dynamics across diverse contexts, ranging from genomes to entire or- ganisms, and from individuals to cultures.

Through the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, ASU is leveraging its uniquely diverse expertise in bio-social complexity, and its institutional commitment to intellectual fusion to become a leader in this important area and to shape the scientific community's philosophical and methodological ap- proaches to social complexity.

The CSDC has proven its leadership capacity for devel- oping innovative frameworks for research and education at ASU as well as its impact on current and emerging trends in international science.