Fifth Neureiter Roundtable Explores the Role of Science and Technology in 21st Century Trade Policy

AAAS and the Royal Society recently brought together leaders from policy, diplomacy, trade, science, and industry on both sides of the Atlantic to explore the trends and drivers changing the shape of international trade.

In October 2017, the Royal Society and AAAS brought together 15 leaders from policy, diplomacy, trade, science, and industry in the United Kingdom and the United States to explore the trends and drivers changing the shape of international trade. Delegates participated in moderated discussions around three themes of ‘The Changing Face of International Trade’, ‘The Use of Science and Scientific Evidence in 21st Century International Trade’ and ‘Building Internal Science and Technology Capability in Trade Organizations’. 

The roundtable yielded a timely and robust discussion that explored the role of science and technology in a rapidly changing international trade system and demonstrated the value for these communities to engage in dialogue with each other. A summary of the meeting can be found online.

Royal Society, London | Credit: Mahlet Mesfin

The discussion was the 5th edition of the Neureiter Roundtable, which was launched in 2012 by the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy in honor of Dr. Norman Neureiter, the first science advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State.

These not-for-attribution dialogues bring together diverse group of experts, practitioners, and thought leaders in an informal, to address contemporary topics in science diplomacy and have covered such topics in the past as science diplomacy education and science advice to foreign ministries.

This was the second roundtable to be both co-organized & held outside of the U.S. with a key partner organization.