Tom C. Wang is the chief international officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and director of its Center for Science Diplomacy.


In recent years, global trade policy has risen to the top of the political agenda on both sides of the Atlantic. 


Immersive mechanisms that link scientists across career stages with the policy process have been developed around the world and are increasingly in demand by scientists and policymakers alike.


A broader intellectual foundation as well as integrated and systematic education approaches are needed in order to educate S&T-savvy international relations professionals and train science diplomats.