International Research and Large Scale Infrastructures

Conversation

The Ambassador of the UAE to the US, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba,  spoke with Science & Diplomacy on the importance of sustainability and fostering innovation. This conversation is part of the Ambassador Conversation Series, which was launched in Spring 2021.

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.

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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.

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In 2012, Najmedin Meshkati emphasized the role of engineering diplomacy. Today, with challenges that transcend borders and involve complex systems, including the plight of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant, he is even more convinced of its necessity.

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Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith reviews how research facilities like CERN and SESAME foster international cooperation where relations are strained. With today’s complex geopolitics, he stresses the need for scientific collaboration across divides.

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We must not let the promise of quantum computing technology be subsumed by our fears of what it can do in the hands of malignant actors.

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André Xuereb, Ph.D., the Maltese Ambassador for Digital Affairs makes the case on how small countries like Malta can employ science diplomacy to become leaders in quantum information technologies. 

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.

Article

This paper takes a close look at five European research infrastructures with strategic importance in which the United States is a participant.

Perspective

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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Currently, more than 50 percent of the world’s large telescopes are located in Chile, and by 2022 Chile that proportion could rise to 70 percent of the world’s optic and radio-astronomical observation capacity.