The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy is guided by the over-arching goal of using science to build bridges between countries and to promote scientific cooperation as an essential element of foreign policy.

The Center focuses its core activities at three levels:

  • Inspirational: Raising the profile of science diplomacy by convening and building a community of stakeholders for science diplomacy activities and initiatives.
  • Operational: Initiating exchanges, visits, and bilateral activities to put science diplomacy into action.
  • Intellectual: Creating a foundation of research and providing a forum for thought and analysis to identify and define key issues in science diplomacy and to develop science diplomacy strategies.

Since its establishment in 2008, the Center has been particularly interested in identifying opportunities for science diplomacy to serve as a catalyst between societies where official relationships might be limited and to strengthen civil society interactions through partnerships in science and technology. In 2012, the Center launched a new open-access, quarterly publication, Science & Diplomacy, as a forum for policy discourse at the nexus of scientific cooperation and foreign policy.

The Center is grateful for the financial support of the Golden Family Foundation and the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. 


AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy

The Polish-American Scientific Award 2014



Vaughan Turekian, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Science & Diplomacy


Tom Wang, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Executive Editor, Science & Diplomacy


Caitlin Jennings
Editorial Manager, Science & Diplomacy


Jean Mendoza
Intern, Science & Diplomacy




Marga Gual Soler, Ph.D.
Visiting Research Scholar


Raymond V. Arnaudo
Senior Scholar




Norman P. Neureiter, Ph.D. 
Senior Adviser, AAAS

Shirley Malcom, Ph.D. 
Senior Adviser for Education, Capacity Building, and Human Resource Development, AAAS

Glenn Schweitzer 
Senior Adviser, National Research Council


Contact Us

Center for Science Diplomacy
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005 USA
Phone: +1 (202) 326-6650
Fax: +1 (202) 289-4958
E-mail: diplomacy@aaas.org

Please contact us if you would like to receive regular updates on our work.