Parsifal Islas is general coordinator of the academic program “Chair in Science Diplomacy and Scientific Heritage” at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and lecturer in international relations at its Acatlán Faculty of Higher Studies. He is a science diplomacy advisor to the Government of Mexico City and to the Mexican Synchrotron Initiative of the State of Hidalgo.


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.