June 2013


The Making of a Science Diplomat

By Vaughan C. Turekian - 06/10/2013

How a science diplomat’s career was influenced by things he learned from his father: a shared commitment to solving a problem is the bedrock of a friendship, life is not linear, and change requires challenging the orthodoxy.


Science Diplomacy as a Defining Role for Canada in the Twenty-First Century

By Alan Bernstein - 06/10/2013

Canada can play an important global role as a knowledge broker, which requires a foreign policy that draws from the nation's international scientific reputation and uses knowledge and technology to address global challenges.


A New Frontier for Government-Supported International Science and Technology Cooperation

By Dale Medearis - 04/22/2013

The U.S. should better leverage its science diplomacy to address domestic priorities such as in urban environments; improved coordination between domestically focused agencies is needed to align international cooperation with domestic missions.


Progress without Peace

By Rory Miller - 04/15/2013

The EU can play a more significant role in the diplomacy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through more focused, intensive, and extensive support for S&T projects in the Palestinian private sector.


The Latent Power of Health Cooperation in U.S.-Russian Relations

Health diplomacy has been a feature of U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War.  Deeper engagement, with closer public and private sector cooperation, will alleviate global suffering and contribute to a more stable world.


Academic Tribes and Transboundary Water Management

By Julie Trottier and David B. Brooks - 05/28/2013

New potential solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict can be found by harnessing knowledge produced by social sciences to promote a demand management approach and addressing disciplinary divisions.