As we celebrate a decade of S&D, Princess Sumaya acknowledges that, while the present may not be what we hoped, the challenges that the world has faced over the last ten years have made it stronger, and there are still reasons to be hopeful.
Since 2012, Paul Dufour has admired the ability of science to address crises, yet he demands more from policy makers ability to put it to use. He argues a combination of science and statecraft is necessary to face the challenges of the future.
In 2012, Najmedin Meshkati emphasized the role of engineering diplomacy. Today, with challenges that transcend borders and involve complex systems, including the plight of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant, he is even more convinced of its necessity.
Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith reviews how research facilities like CERN and SESAME foster international cooperation where relations are strained. With today’s complex geopolitics, he stresses the need for scientific collaboration across divides.
The former U.S. Representative emphasizes the areas where science diplomacy has allowed Congress to create positive change and pushes for its continued use to address the many challenges the U.S. and the world are facing today.
From the water crisis in Yemen, the focus of his 2012 piece, to the continuing threat of nuclear proliferation, Mark Jansson stresses the value of science in building policy solutions to address some of the globe’s most pressing challenges.
The United States is fundamentally linked to other nations in the Caribbean through a shared ocean ecosystem. It is therefore essential that the U.S. cooperates with its neighbors to improve the health of marine areas in the region.
Science & Diplomacy gathered four perspectives of U.S. scientists and former diplomats who have spent several decades involved in scientific collaboration with the USSR, Russia, Ukraine, and post-Soviet states.
Through collaborations among diplomats, scientists, and engineers, authors envision artificial intelligence (AI) paired with emerging human augmentation technologies significantly improving the bandwidth, speed, and optimality of diplomacy.
According to the author, the United Nations is the premier, inclusive, and ideal forum where universally agreed-upon norms in the areas of emerging technologies can be created.
Policymakers globally need to work together to formulate the principles of a lifelong learning framework that is proactively inclusive.