March 2014


Educating for Science Diplomacy

By Vaughan C. Turekian and Tom C. Wang - 03/24/2014

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.


Swiss Science Diplomacy

By Flavia Schlegel - 03/24/2014

Switzerland utilizes dual mechanisms of a public-private partnership (the swissnex) and embassy science sections to support science, technology, and innovation networks for its scientific and industrial competitiveness.


Diplomacy for Science Two Generations Later

The U.S. Department of State should reinstate the defunct science attaché program to help address global challenges and strengthen the economic and scientific potential of the United States and other countries.


Tacit Diplomacy in Life Sciences

By David R. Benson and Roger K. Kjelgren - 01/13/2014

Tacit diplomacy, or the set of accepted norms that tacitly operate in collaborative science, can underpin stronger diplomatic relationships especially in international policy issues involving the life sciences.


Choosing between the United States and the EU

Polish researchers are increasingly staying within the EU instead of immigrating to the United States. This shift could impact U.S.-Polish relations and reflects the challenges facing the country to attract globalized talent.


U.S. Army Agriculture Development Teams

By Alexander K. Stewart - 03/03/2014

Army Agriculture Development Teams, which harness technical expertise in the form of U.S. National Guard professional soldier-experts and use a community-based and bottom-up approach, may be instrumental to counterinsurgency and development efforts.


Medical Research Centers in Mali and Uganda

By Harold Varmus - 03/17/2014

The Uganda Cancer Institute and the Malaria Research and Training Center in Mali, founded in collaboration with the U.S. government, show how combating major diseases through research capacity development can bring countries and scientists together.


Medical Research Centers in Mali and Uganda: Slideshow

By Harold Varmus - 03/17/2014
This slideshow accompanies the article "Medical Research Centers in Mali and Uganda."