September 2017


Science, Politics, and Climate

By E. William Colglazier - 10/06/2017

Why has it become so hard in the United States to maintain constructive action for dealing with human-caused climate change? Science diplomacy and science advice have otherwise helped the world deal with this challenge in critical ways.


Engagement versus Isolation: Lessons from the Eurasian Medical Education Program

By Edward J. Burger Jr. - 08/15/2017

The Eurasian Medical Education Program was established in 1995 to share clinical and scientific knowledge with Russian physicians in Russia during a time of transition following the collapse of the Soviet Union. 


Fostering an International Culture of Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Responsible Conduct in the Life Sciences

In this article, the authors describe approaches to biosafety, biosecurity, and responsible conduct in the life sciences, including how they are covered by international treaties, international organizations, and professional organizations. 


Providing International Science Advice: Challenges and Checklists

This article focuses on a particular aspect of science advice: namely when foreign governments or institutions request science advice informally.


Forest Governance and International Partnerships in the Congo Basin

By Theodore Trefon - 10/13/2017

While diplomacy and partnerships can foster progress, they will only be effective when scientific research is embedded in an environment of good governance and functioning democratic institutions.

Letter from the Field

Science Diplomacy: Hard-Won Lessons

By William R. Moomaw - 10/06/2017

William R. Moomaw highlights his career trajectory as a science diplomat - from academia, to an AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship, to engaging the scientific community to develop sustainable solutions to global change problems.