Perspectives

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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.

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A multidisciplinary group relates how scientists, diplomats, and decisionmakers in Panama have worked closely with international organizations and countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region to craft the country's COVID-19 response.

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As the world confronts daunting crises, the U.S. must reimagine and rebuild the web of expertise, respect, and action that will define its commitment to science and diplomacy.

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Scientists call for a new convention for science diplomacy, rooted in their understanding of the evolution of complex systems. 

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Scientists are natural diplomats. Universities can and should make the most of this potential. Networks, capacity building, and reciprocity are three important elements of a university’s foreign policy.

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The discussion around agricultural biotechnology, especially in light of technological advancements, warrants an evolving science-policy-society discourse.

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The disconnect between the public’s trust of scientists and its disregard for scientific advice is a paradox which must be addressed in order to better prepare for future crises.

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The last 40 years have resulted in fundamental shifts that call for a stronger understanding of the interface between science, policy, and diplomacy, especially for the SDGs.

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As sustained high-level diplomacy with North Korea unfolds, the Korean Peninsula may well be on the cusp of momentous change, including in its potential science cooperation with international partners. 

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Science diplomacy activities have a long tradition in Europe, though concept itself and the discussion about its benefits have gained traction only recently when diplomatic services in Europe began using the term explicitly.

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Research infrastructures convene international scientists in collaborations that highlight the most cherished values of science diplomacy—building bridges between communities, societies, and nations through scientific cooperation.

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Africa’s patchwork of nation-states is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the world’s abundant scientific and engineering expertise in order to address its myriad economic, environmental, and social challenges.