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Special Advisor on International Science Relations

Paul Dufour is a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa. He is a special advisor on international science relations to several Canadian and global research agencies and mentors a number of science policy youth councils.


Since 2012, Paul Dufour has admired the ability of science to address crises, yet he demands more from policy makers ability to put it to use. He argues a combination of science and statecraft is necessary to face the challenges of the future.


The Carnegie Group of Science Advisers to Presidents and Prime Ministers celebrates twenty-five years as a creative and informal vehicle by which diplomacy shapes global science issues (and vice versa) at the highest levels of decision making.


Canada needs to better use its science—including greater innovation in government structures of science advice and mobilizing its global science networks—to increase its influence on global issues.