Education Resources


Ambassador Sinodinos


To provide education resources, Science & Diplomacy has developed a series of readers (compendia of selected articles) around specific science diplomacy topics. Each reader includes a series of discussion questions that probes the topic and the associated articles.


National Approaches to Science Diplomacy

More countries are strategically incorporating science into their foreign policy. This reader provides national case studies that show the key drivers and approaches for how certain countries utilize, or should utilize, science diplomacy.

International Research and Large-Scale Infrastructures

Countries often need to cooperate at a large scale to address the most complex and expensive scientific and shared challenges, requiring successful interaction of scientists and diplomats. These infrastructures are often the most challenging but also most visible of a country’s science diplomacy.  This reader features several different types of international infrastructures and articulates their different motivations, goals, and execution.

Transboundary Issues and Shared Spaces

Transboundary issues present unique foreign policy challenges because of their proximate nature and active domestic constituencies. These issues are often set in the context of the natural world.  This reader examines diverse cases of transboundary issues that cover different types of shared spaces in different regions of the world.

Conference Resources

The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, publisher of Science & Diplomacy, has hosted annual one-day conference in the spring. Resources from previous years, including videos, presentations, and reports, are available online on the Center for Science Diplomacy website and on Science & Diplomacy's YouTube channel. 

Science Diplomacy 2017 

The third annual Science Diplomacy conference took place March 29, 2017 at AAAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Panel discussions included: Updated BULLETS

  1. Conservation and national security at the US-Mexico border
  2. Indigenous folkways, economic competition and science in the circumpolar arctic
  3. The technical and diplomatic aspects of space security 
  4. Science diplomacy as a foundation for mitigating disease threats across the globe 

All videos, panel summaries, and the full conference report are available on our Resources page. 

Science Diplomacy 2016: Bringing Together Thinkers and Practitioners 

The second annual Science Diplomacy conference focused on facilitating dialogue between academics, students, and practitioners of science diplomacy in the field. Topics included: 

  • COP 21 and climate change
  • Korea as a case study
  • The German Exchange Service (DAAD) in Iran and Egypt
  • International scientific databases
  • Connecting science to policy around the world

The full agenda and resources are available here

Science Diplomacy 2015: Scientific Drivers for Diplomacy

The 2015 conference built not only on the policy issues that had been discussed in previous conferences and workshops but critically addressed the scientific drivers for diplomacy. Topics included: 

  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Transboundary and shared resources
  • Institutions and networks
  • Cooperation during political strain

The full agenda and resources are available here.