Dr. Marga Gual Soler is a molecular biologist and the founder of SciDipGLOBAL and a member of UNAM academic program “Chair in Science Diplomacy and Scientific Heritage." She is a member of the S4D4C project, advisor to the European Union-Horizon 2020 Science Diplomacy Cluster, visiting professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Previously she was a senior project director at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy and a high-level advisor to the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. She holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Queensland in Australia.
This article documents important examples of vaccine policies and diplomacy in Mexican history, some of them developed by new stakeholders as part of an emergent science diplomacy discourse.
The guest editors of the special issue, Future-Casting Science Diplomacy reflect on the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had in the relationship between science and diplomacy, and on ideas proposed by contributors to this special edition.
Immersive mechanisms that link scientists across career stages with the policy process have been developed around the world and are increasingly in demand by scientists and policymakers alike.
"Intergovernmental Scientific Networks in Latin America: Supporting Broader Regional Relationships and Integration" appeared in the December 2014 issue of Science & Diplomacy and has been translated into Spanish.
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.