Capacity Building and Development

Conversation

Chile's Ambassador to the U.S., Ambassador Alfonso Silva spoke with Kim Montgomery, Executive Editor of Science & Diplomacy, on Chile’s science diplomacy initiatives.

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Displaced scientists face immense challenges in rebuilding their lives. With the numbers of forcibly displaced people at a record high, the displacement of scientists is a diplomatic issue that needs concerted efforts from multiple stakeholders.

In the Field

In this letter from the field, authors propose that person-to-person (P2P) science diplomacy can bring positive change between Israelis and Palestinians, as illustrated by the work of an organization called STEP (Science Training Encouraging Peace).

In the Field

Based on lessons learned over nearly 35 years of experience with international partnerships and science diplomacy, the author argues in favor of starting science diplomacy training earlier in a student’s career. 

Perspective

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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Authors propose a multidisciplinary training program in climate medicine, aiming to create physicians proficient and credible in climate and health science to assume leadership, disseminate knowledge, and influence policy.

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This article presents examples of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the importance of developing, supporting, and maintaining HEI networks in low- and middle-income countries.

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This is an urgent call for greater leadership, collaboration, and action. These need to be guided by visionary and strategic plans so that Higher Education Institutions can rebuild public trust in science and effectively engage in science diplomacy.

In the Field

This text details efforts in building capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship among scientists and engineers in developing countries. 

Article

This article is devoted to a brief presentation, analysis, and evaluation of the science diplomacy of France.

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With increasingly complex data, how data interacts with diplomacy will transform diplomatic interactions, from eliminating barriers, building communities, and fostering diplomatic relationships.

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In 2015, the IAP selected food and nutrition security & agriculture for a project to establish a new model for science diplomacy that draws upon its resources and those of its member academies.