Capacity Building and Development

Perspective

James Le Duc, former director of the Galveston National Laboratory, emphasizes the importance of international training for biocontainment laboratory personnel when considering how to mitigate the risk of future pandemics.

In the Field

Author Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä reflects on his experiences teaching entrepreneurship education at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea, and discusses how we can better connect with students across political divides.

Perspective

In this special issue for S&D, five authors formerly affiliated with the World Bank have responded to the question, "How have science and technology impacted the World Bank’s programs? How have these programs evolved and what could have been done better? What would you recommend to the new World Bank President Ajay Banga from a S&T perspective?"

In the Field

In this piece, Paulina Carmona-Mora, PhD, discusses her experiences as a grantee of the Central Asia University Partnerships Program, and her role in the First Central Asia Genomics Symposium.

Perspective

Lawrence Susskind and Shafiqul Islam’s work on water diplomacy has expanded since their piece was published in 2012. In this piece, they present some of the lessons learned and a water diplomacy framework for more effective water management.

Perspective

A decade ago, Alice P. Gast highlighted the positive impact that promoting international education brought to Kazakhstan. Ten years later, Gast is more certain than ever of the benefits international scholars bring to our world.

Perspective

A decade since their piece on scientific engagement in North Korea, Stuart Thorson and Frederick Carriere reflect on the difficulty of international cooperation when our shared understanding is deteriorating and scientific claims are under attack.

Perspective

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.

Perspective

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.

Perspective

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

Article

Creating opportunities for life scientists to participate in diplomacy is crucial. In this article, authors identify a set of guiding principles for future programs that aim to grow the next generation of global biosecurity diplomats.

Article

The authors share findings from the first public evaluation of the ESF, including information on deployment geography, language requirements, and scientific area of the proposal, as well as an evaluation of its success from the alumni perspective.