Diplomacy for Science

Editorial

Ahead of the 15th anniversary of, "New Frontiers in Science Diplomacy," Kimberly Montgomery, Director of International Affairs and Science Diplomacy at AAAS, and Ian Wiggins, Director of International Affairs at The Royal Society, discuss what has changed since the publication of the document in 2010, and announce a special issue for Science & Diplomacy.

Conversation

The Ambassador of Vietnam to the US, Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Dzung,  spoke with Science & Diplomacy on Vietnam’s approach to science and technology, and the exciting potential of the country’s young population. This conversation is part of the Ambassador Conversation Series, which was launched in Spring 2021.

Conversation

The Ambassador of U.S. to Japan, Ambassador Rahm Emanuel spoke with Science & Diplomacy on trust in science and the similarities between diplomacy and politics. This is the fourteenth interview of the Ambassador Conversation Series.

Perspective

Alexander von Humboldt is famous for his scientific expeditions, but this perspective looks at common misconceptions in regard to the famous figure, and argues that he was perhaps an early practitioner of science diplomacy.

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.

Conversation

The Ambassador of Panama to the U.S., Ambassador Ramón Eduardo Martínez de la Guardia spoke with Science & Diplomacy on Panama's science diplomacy strategy. This is the thirteenth interview of the Ambassador Conversation Series.

Perspective

Space diplomacy is an important subject, but countries in the Global South are often left out conversations in this area despite growing capabilities in space technology. This piece looks at space diplomacy from a Global South perspective.

Conversation

The Ambassador of Japan to the U.S., Ambassador Koji Tomita spoke with Science & Diplomacy on Japan's science diplomacy strategy. This is the twelfth interview of the Ambassador Interview Series.

Editorial

Colglazier and Montgomery mark S&D’s 10th Anniversary by highlighting themes in the special issue and a new “competition and cooperation” era in international science, which calls for strengthening science diplomacy efforts.

Perspective

Sir Peter D. Gluckman is conscious of the several failures of the last decade but puts faith in “track 2” multilateralism. He argues that science diplomacy must be nimbler to address the problems of tomorrow.

Perspective

In 2012, Konarzewski and Żebrowska did not imagine Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With unthinkable new challenges facing Eastern Europe, these authors emphasize how lessons of science diplomacy of the Cold War should not be forgotten.

Perspective

S&D’s 10th Anniversary is also an exciting time for ITER, with many of its goals coming to fruition. Todd K. Harding explores how this scientific facility overcame barriers and now serves as a great example of international cooperation.