September 2016


Science, Academic Freedom, and Human Rights

By E. William Colglazier - 09/30/2016

Multiple international organizations work with scientists to do inspiring work reducing violence, protecting human rights, and advancing academic freedom.


Academic Freedom in a Globalized World

By Lisa Anderson - 08/17/2016
In the face of the egregious encroachment of academic freedom, violations will only grow as terrorism drives government policies globally. Should associations and academies vigorously engage in the securitization of research?

Regional Scientific Education and the Integration of Latin America

By Lino Barañao - 09/30/2016

The Argentinian government has leveraged scientific cooperation to increase efficiency and innovation. Argentina's approaches may work well for other Latin American countries.


Japan’s Evolving Efforts toward Sustainable Development of the Arctic

By Yoko Kamikawa and Tomoko Hamachi - 09/28/2016

Japan recognizes its link to the environmental changes occurring in the Arctic. Development of a national Arctic policy with a strong science and technology foundation is helping Japan successfully engage in Arctic issues.


U.S. Forest Service Helps Foster Protected Landscape Management in Central Asia

The vast biodiversity and range of ecosystems in Central Asia makes the region a high priority for global conservation efforts, thus positioning the U.S. Forest Service to contribute to U.S. foreign policy goals via conservation diplomacy.

International Research Collaborations

By Lisa M. Frehill and Katie Seely-Gant - 09/16/2016

Interviews with National Science Foundation grantees involved in international collaborations demonstrate that many scientists already view themselves as science diplomats, although they do so in an informal and unintentional way.

Letter from the Field

How a Mediterranean Wanderer Joined SESAME

By Gihan Kamel - 09/30/2016

As the only female scientist at SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East), the author has a unique view of science collaboration in the Middle East.