Stuart Thorson is Professor Emeritus, Political Science and International Relations, at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His research focuses on the impact of information and communications technologies on governance.


A decade since their piece on scientific engagement in North Korea, Stuart Thorson and Frederick Carriere reflect on the difficulty of international cooperation when our shared understanding is deteriorating and scientific claims are under attack.


With increasingly complex data, how data interacts with diplomacy will transform diplomatic interactions, from eliminating barriers, building communities, and fostering diplomatic relationships.


By working with North Korea’s Kim Chaek University of Technology on a digital library, academic exchanges, and other projects, Syracuse University built trust and advanced open standards with this closed society.