Suraj Bhattarai is a research fellow at the Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Nepal. He serves on the scientific committee of the International Science Council (ISC)’s Urban Health and Wellbeing program. He is a member of the Global Young Academy (2018-2023), a steering committee member of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Young Physician Leaders program, and a founding secretary of the National Young Academy of Nepal (NaYAN).


A multidisciplinary group of scientists discusses the past and present status of science diplomacy in South Asia, with particular reference to existing science and technology agreements, COVID-19 diplomacy, and nationalism.