NODES Forum 2016: Engaging Science and Engineering Diasporas in Policy
As part of the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, we will hold a half day discussion and networking event that will engage scientists and engineers, students, innovators, and government and embassy officials on model practices for catalyzing the growth and engagement of science and engineering diasporas in policy processes both in their country of origin and in the United States. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP if you plan on attending.
Welcome by Dr. Tom Wang, Chief International Officer, AAAS
Session 1: The Demand Side for Engagement of S&T Diasporas in Policy
Dr. Ana Elorza Moreno, Science Coordinator, Embassy of Spain
Session 2: The Supply Side for Engagement of S&T Diasporas in Policy
Prof. Helena Nader, President, SBPC (Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science)
Closing Remarks by Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science & Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
Reception, co-hosted by the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC), Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), and Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA)
Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science (NODES) is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, to develop science diaspora networks across the United States. It strives to support science and engineering diaspora networks by sharing best practices and knowledge, convening diaspora groups, and catalyzing their growth by linking them with useful tools and institutions so that these knowledge networks can have greater impact in their country of origin and in the United States. NODES will seek to leverage existing collaborations while fostering a variety of new ones through forums, workshops, and online resources that promote connectivity and the sharing of best practices among members of diaspora communities. A yearly gathering at the AAAS annual meeting will serve as an anchor for mobilizing new constituencies, catalyzing new capacity building activities and sharing resources.