How a science diplomat’s career was influenced by things he learned from his father: a shared commitment to solving a problem is the bedrock of a friendship, life is not linear, and change requires challenging the orthodoxy.
Canada can play an important global role as a knowledge broker, which requires a foreign policy that draws from the nation's international scientific reputation and uses knowledge and technology to address global challenges.
The U.S. should better leverage its science diplomacy to address domestic priorities such as in urban environments; improved coordination between domestically focused agencies is needed to align international cooperation with domestic missions.
Health diplomacy has been a feature of U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. Deeper engagement, with closer public and private sector cooperation, will alleviate global suffering and contribute to a more stable world.
New potential solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict can be found by harnessing knowledge produced by social sciences to promote a demand management approach and addressing disciplinary divisions.