There is arguably no greater example of the role of scientific engagement between countries with complex diplomatic relationships than the engagement that has existed between the United States and Russia since the 1950s. Even in the height of the Cold War, U.S. and Soviet scientists were connected through scientific exchanges and research, which had an impact on the relationship and understanding between the scientists, the two societies, and their governments. Understanding bilateral cooperative science between these two countries can shed light on the ways that science can be used as a foreign policy tool by nations in the present and in the future.
Join the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy and CRDF Global for a discussion on U.S.-Soviet Scientific Cooperation: A Look at the History and Lessons for Science Engagement for the Future.
Gerson Sher | Author, “From Pugwash to Putin: A Critical History of U.S.-Soviet Scientific Cooperation”; Founding President of the Civilian Research and Development Foundation (now CRDF Global)
Tom Callahan | Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Evaluation, CRDF Global
Cathy Campbell | Board Member, U.S.-Israel Bilateral Science Foundation
Bill Colglazier | Editor-in-Chief, Science & Diplomacy and Senior Scholar, Center for Science Diplomacy, AAAS
Mahlet Mesfin | Director, Center for Science Diplomacy, AAAS
The event will be followed by light refreshments and networking.
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