Manfred D. Laubichler, Ph.D., is president's professor and director of the School of Complex Adaptive Systems in the College of Global Futures at Arizona State University, USA. He is an external professor at Santa Fe Institute, USA, and a member of the Associate Faculty at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna in Austria. AAAS Fellow. Corresponding author (


Scientists call for a new convention for science diplomacy, rooted in their understanding of the evolution of complex systems.