December 2014


The Partnership of Scientists and Diplomats

By Alan Leshner - 12/22/2014

Alan Leshner, the departing chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, publisher of Science & Diplomacy), reflects on the importance of engaging the science community in science diplomacy. 


Nuclear Negotiations, Scientific Literacy, and U.S.-India Relations

By Anish Goel - 12/09/2014

The U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative relied on scientific literacy in the diplomatic negotiations for its success, benefiting international nuclear science cooperation and nonproliferation.  


Intergovernmental Scientific Networks in Latin America

By Marga Gual Soler - 12/22/2014

The Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research are two instructive approaches to strengthening regional scientific capacity and relationships.   


Facilitating EU-Russian Scientific and Societal Engagement

The European Union and Russia are working together to identify and solve shared societal challenges through scientific collaborations, even during times of political tension.


The Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State

By Erica Pincus - 12/22/2014

Over fifteen years, four science and technology advisers have served the U.S. secretary of state, building science capacity in the department, offering advice on policy, and serving as liaisons to the scientific community.

Letter from the Field

Constructing a Global Science Forum

By Koji Omi - 12/22/2014

Today’s global challenges and opportunities require an international, multi-sectoral approach, and the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum is one venue for leaders and experts to meet to develop science and technology for the benefit of all people.