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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. 

Perspective

Shiny New Toys and Matchbox Cars: Vaccine Diplomacy Requires Balancing Emerging and Traditional Technologies

By Maria Elena Bottazzi and Peter Hotez - 02/10/2022

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.

Perspective

Taking Action to Safeguard Bioscience and Protect Against Future Global Biological Risks

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. 

Editorial

Consensus Opinion versus Rapid Change: Afghanistan, COVID-19, and Climate Change

By E. William Colglazier - 09/20/2021

How should we make decisions weighing the risks of rapid change outside of our consensus opinion of the future or outside of our ability to make a consensus decision as a society?

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

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

“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. 

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.

Article

An Overview of Science Diplomacy in South Asia

A multidisciplinary group of scientists discusses the past and present status of science diplomacy in South Asia, with particular reference to existing science and technology agreements, COVID-19 diplomacy, and nationalism.

Perspective

The Role of Science Diplomacy in Panama's Response to COVID-19

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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