Over fifteen years, four science and technology advisers have served the U.S. secretary of state, building science capacity in the department, offering advice on policy, and serving as liaisons to the scientific community.
Capacity Building and Development
A broader intellectual foundation as well as integrated and systematic education approaches are needed in order to educate S&T-savvy international relations professionals and train science diplomats.
Transboundary Issues and Shared Spaces
The Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research are two instructive approaches to strengthening regional scientific capacity and relationships.