June 2017

New Editorial

Optimism, Pessimism, and Science Diplomacy

By E. William Colglazier - 06.30.2017

Before pessimism spreads too far we should be clear about what we can realistically expect from science diplomacy, especially in this era of radical changes in U.S. government policy.

New Article

Linking Evidence to Policy in Latin America

By Cristina Rabadán-Diehl - 06.19.2017

Connecting evidence to policy is a challenge worldwide but especially in Latin America, where resources are scarce and politics unpredictable. 

New Article

Challenges and New Requirements for International Mega-Science Collaborations

By Stefano Lami - 06.27.2017

Major mega-science collaborative efforts, often international in scope, are becoming a common means to reduce costs, share risk, and augment scientific expertise.

New Article

Open Skies Policies in Astronomy: The Growing Need for Diplomacy on the Final Frontier

By Jean-Christophe Mauduit - 06.05.2017

Astronomers have always communicated and collaborated across nations, exchanging ideas through letters but also traveling to visit one another or teaming up on scientific projects and expeditions.

New Perspective

Chile: Global Astronomical Platform and Opportunity for Diplomacy

Currently, more than 50 percent of the world’s large telescopes are located in Chile, and by 2022 Chile that proportion could rise to 70 percent of the world’s optic and radio-astronomical observation capacity. 

New Conversation

Science as an 'Energizer of the World': an Interview with Ambassador Thomas Pickering

06.30.2017

Ambassador Pickering spoke with E. William Colglazier, editor-in-chief of Science & Diplomacy, on the role of science diplomacy in international relations.