the Americas
By Michael T. Clegg, Juan A. Asenjo, Adriana de la Cruz 03.30.2015

A regional network of national science academies can be a powerful advocate for evidence-based decision making, build scientific capacities, and strengthen relationships among the countries, as is the case in the Americas.

Broader Mid-East & North Africa

East Asia

Letter from the Field
By Koji Omi 12.22.2014

Today’s global challenges and opportunities require an international, multi-sectoral approach, and the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum is one venue for leaders and experts to meet to develop science and technology for the benefit of all people.


Letter from the Field
By Martyn Poliakoff 03.24.2015

The Royal Society’s foreign secretary has fostered global connections since the position’s inception in 1723. The current foreign secretary argues that science academies can lead science diplomacy efforts and support capacity building in developing countries.


By Mohamed Hassan, Volker ter Meulen, Peter F. McGrath, Robin Fears 03.10.2015

By bringing together the major academies of the world, IAP is central to efforts to address science issues at a global scale and thus serves an important role in building international relations.

South & Central Asia

President George W. Bush welcomes Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
By Anish Goel 12.09.2014

The U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative relied on scientific literacy in the diplomatic negotiations for its success, benefiting international nuclear science cooperation and nonproliferation.  

Sub-Saharan Africa

UCI clinical ward
By Harold Varmus 03.17.2014

The Uganda Cancer Institute and the Malaria Research and Training Center in Mali, founded in collaboration with the U.S. government, show how combating major diseases through research capacity development can bring countries and scientists together.