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Resources from Science Diplomacy 2015

The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy hosted a one-day conference in April 2015, Science Diplomacy 2015: Scientific Drivers for Diplomacy. The conference built not only on the policy issues that have been discussed in previous conferences and workshops but critically addressed the scientific drivers for diplomacy. Many of the resources from the conference have just been made available, including presentations, videos of sessions, and a report of the event


Opening Plenary
Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS (Video)
Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Video)

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Chair – Gary Machlis, Clemson University and U.S. National Park Service (Video)
Rita Colwell, University of Maryland (Video | Presentation)
Thomas Lovejoy, George Mason University (Video) 
Robert Megginson, University of Michigan (Video | Presentation)
Q&A/Discussion (Video)

Bio and Health
Chair – Jason Rao, American Society for Microbiology (Video)
John Allen, Yale University (Video | Presentation)
Gail Cassell, IDRI and Harvard University (Video)
Valery N. Danilenko, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics
Dmitry Maslov, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics (Video | Presentation)
Mark Rasenick, University of Illinois at Chicago ( Video | Presentation)
Q&A/Discussion (Video)

Chair – E. William Colglazier, AAAS (Video)
E. Ercan Alp, Argonne National Laboratory (Video | Presentation)
Amy Flatten, American Physical Society (Video | Presentation)
Patricia McBride, Fermilab (Video | Presentation)
Ethan Schreier, Associated Universities, Inc. and Johns Hopkins University 

Transboundary and Shared Resources
Chair – Paul Berkman, University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of Cambridge (Video | Presentation)
David Balton, U.S. Department of State (Video | Presentation)
Timothy Dye, University of Rochester  
Kristina Gjerde, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (Video | Presentation )
Q&A/Discussion (Video)

Institutions and Networks
Chair – Marga Gual Soler, AAAS (Video)
Zafra Lerman, Malta Conferences Foundation (Video | Presentation)
Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences (Video | Presentation)
Maria Uhle, National Science Foundation (Video | Presentation)
Q&A/Discussion (Video)

Cooperation During Political Strain
Chair – Frances Colón, U.S. Department of State (Video)
James Hammond, Imperial College London
Gary Machlis, Clemson University and U.S. National Park Service (Video)
Sergio Pastrana, Academy of Sciences of Cuba (Video | Presentation)