June 2012

Editorial

Bringing Health Research to the Renewed U.S.-Myanmar Relationship

By Ronald Daniels, Pe Thet Khin, and Peter C. Agre - 06.21.2012

U.S. universities are strengthening cooperation with Myanmar in health sciences and public health. These collaborations benefit both public health and the relationship between the two countries.

Perspective

How a Small Country Can Use Science Diplomacy

For small countries with advanced S&T capacity, science diplomacy has a different focus from larger nations. It is essential in projecting New Zealand’s profile and leveraging limited resources.

Perspective

Engineering Diplomacy

By Najmedin Meshkati - 06.05.2012

Policy makers should elevate the use of cooperation in engineering areas to foster relationships and solve global problems, particularly between the United States and the Middle East and Caucasus.

Perspective

Becoming a Northern Minerva

By Paul Dufour - 06.14.2012

Canada needs to better use its science—including greater innovation in government structures of science advice and mobilizing its global science networks—to increase its influence on global issues.

Article

A Consortium Model for Science Engagement

By Cathy Campbell - 06.28.2012

The U.S.-DPRK Scientific Engagement Consortium, established in 2007, has connected scientists in North Korea and the United States despite strained official relations between the two countries.

Article

Universities and Networks

By Stuart J. Thorson - 06.28.2012

By working with North Korea’s Kim Chaek University of Technology on a digital library, academic exchanges, and other projects, Syracuse University built trust and advanced open standards with this closed society.