Spring 2021

Conversation

Science, Technology, and Innovation from an Australian Perspective: An Interview with Ambassador Sinodinos

05/24/2021

Ambassador Sinodinos spoke with Kim Montgomery, Science & Diplomacy's Executive Editor on his experience so far as Australia's Ambassador to the United States and Australia's science diplomacy. 

Article

Adapting U.S. Foreign Assistance for a Rapidly Urbanizing World

This piece aims at furthering the understanding of the opportunities and challenges offered by urbanization and the perceptions of foreign assistance professionals regarding current U.S. government foreign assistance and host-government priorities.

New Article

Vaccine Diplomacy and Political Diversification in Mexico’s Science and Technology Stakeholders

This article documents important examples of vaccine policies and diplomacy in Mexican history, some of them developed by new stakeholders as part of an emergent science diplomacy discourse. 

Perspective

“Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”: We Must Do Better in Global Health Because We Know Better

The authors discuss the urgent necessity for the U.S. to address enduring systemic issues and develop strategies to integrate diplomacy into various dimensions of global health initiatives to significantly improve global health. 

New Perspective

COVID-19 as a Revelation: Challenges in Global Health Diplomacy & Disaster Diplomacy

This piece compiles the four presentations of the session on Global Health Diplomacy and Disaster Diplomacy, held virtually on the third day of the 2020 AAAS-TWAS Summer Course on Science Diplomacy on September 23, 2020. 

Perspective

Science for Multilateralism

By Jan Marco Müller - 03/05/2021

The author analyzes the crisis of rules-based multilateralism and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and makes a plea for science diplomacy to underpin the reform of the multilateral system, making it fit for the systemic challenges of this century.

Letter from the Field

Science Training Encouraging Peace

In this letter from the field, authors propose that person-to-person (P2P) science diplomacy can bring positive change between Israelis and Palestinians, as illustrated by the work of an organization called STEP (Science Training Encouraging Peace).