Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, Canada, and a citizen of Bangladesh. He leads the Third Space research group that studies and designs computing technologies with marginalized populations around the world. He is a Fulbright Fellow, Centennial Fellow, and core member of the National Young Academy of Bangladesh.


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.