The global trends in science, technology, and innovation create a significant opportunity for the United States, but only if we can utilize our capabilities to address the Sustainable Development Goals domestically and internationally.
The S&T community not only has the potential to play a significant role in addressing global problems, but they can also be the change agent that strengthens the policy-science nexus at the global level of governance.
In our globalizing world, we often take such transatlantic cooperation for granted. However, we cannot close our eyes before the fact that the political and social climate in which global research and science take place is changing.
A new program between the U.K. and 16 partner countries aims to strengthen science and innovation capacity by investing in individual researchers and scientific collaborations that address the needs of partner nations.
The current G7 proposal for a global ocean observing initiative is a valuable test case for the role of science in shaping diplomatic relations in the management of international spaces beyond national jurisdiction.