To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its online publication, the Center hosted the webinar "A Decade of Science & Diplomacy" on November 8th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET. The event featured four authors who contributed to the issue published on October 12th reflecting on the state of science diplomacy throughout the last ten years. Contributors are most of the first authors to publish in Science & Diplomacy during its first year, in 2012.
During the webinar, the speakers talked about the pieces that are part of the issue, "A Decade of Science & Diplomacy," available here; the original contributions to the journal in 2012; and the state of science diplomacy throughout the last ten years. Some of the guiding questions for the conversation will be: What are the most important issues facing science diplomacy today? Have those issues changed over the past ten years, and if so, how? And what are the major challenges and opportunities that science diplomacy faces over the next ten years?
The recording is now available in our YouTube channel, here.
- Cathleen Campbell, Member of the NASEM Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy, the Board of Governors of the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and former President and CEO of CRDF Global. Perspective: "Putting Science Diplomacy to Work"
- Robert Hormats, former US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment and currently on Boards and Advisory Boards of several companies and financial institutions. Perspective: "Scientific Preeminence: An American Domestic and Diplomatic Priority"
- Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, former Director General of CERN, former President of the SESAME Council, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Oxford, and winner of AAAS Award for Science and Diplomacy. Perspective: "CERN and SESAME – Science Diplomacy Building Bridges"
- Larry Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vice Chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Perspective: "Water Diplomacy: Our Ten-Year Journey of Learning by Doing"