Throughout the complicated Cuba-U.S. political and diplomatic history, the Academy of Sciences of Cuba developed strong science-based partnerships with U.S. institutions.
A regional network of national science academies can be a powerful advocate for evidence-based decision making, build scientific capacities, and strengthen relationships among the countries, as is the case in the Americas.
The Royal Society’s foreign secretary has fostered global connections since the position’s inception in 1723. The current foreign secretary argues that science academies can lead science diplomacy efforts and support capacity building in developing countries.
By bringing together the major academies of the world, IAP is central to efforts to address science issues at a global scale and thus serves an important role in building international relations.
Reflecting on her thirty-year commitment to use science to promote human dignity, the author shares the story of the Malta Conferences.