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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.

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Policymakers globally need to work together to formulate the principles of a lifelong learning framework that is proactively inclusive.

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We must not let the promise of quantum computing technology be subsumed by our fears of what it can do in the hands of malignant actors.

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As the global community faces new challenges, civil space-based Earth observations offer the United States unique opportunities to employ science diplomacy in cooperation and competition. 

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Québec, a Canadian province, is actively using all the policy levers at its disposal to lead in the quantum technology market. This perspective provides a case study of how federated states can use science diplomacy for emerging technologies. 

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As modern technologies are bringing truly personalized precision medicine closer to reality, authors argue in favor of international efforts to regulate the collection and handling of genomic data to address ethical and privacy concerns. 

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Developing vaccines for the next pandemic will require an expanded portfolio that balances new and traditional technologies, together with increased capacity for vaccine production extending beyond multinational companies.

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André Xuereb, Ph.D., the Maltese Ambassador for Digital Affairs makes the case on how small countries like Malta can employ science diplomacy to become leaders in quantum information technologies. 

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As COVID-19 has revealed the world’s vulnerability to future catastrophic biological threats, authors argue in favor of an international biosecurity entity to reduce preventable biological risks. 

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Joe White MBE reflects on his role as the United Kingdom’s Tech Envoy to the United States—the first such British appointment— and argues in favor of a new science and tech-infused diplomacy.

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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. 

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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.