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Science Diplomacy 2017: Session Proposals

Session Proposals are Now Closed

Thank you for your session proposal submissions to Science Diplomacy 2017. Submissions to the conference are now closed. 

Science Diplomacy Topics

The interactions between the scientific and foreign policy communities are more important than ever. Science, in its broadest sense, is an essential element of foreign policy, from supporting diplomatic processes to building bridges between countries. Advancements in science and engineering depend on international cooperation that diplomacy can help support.  And the global challenges that societies face require solutions and tools that will come from the complex interplay between the diverse institutions and sectors in science and diplomacy.  Session proposals should further advance the scope, development, understanding, and use of any of these aspects of science diplomacy.
Science diplomacy topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of institutions, networks, and mechanisms in science diplomacy
  • National approaches to science diplomacy
  • International research and large-scale infrastructures
  • Scientific cooperation during political strain
  • Cross-cutting areas of transboundary issues and governance of the global commons, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2030 agenda
  • Diplomacy needs and impact of scientific disciplines
  • Science and technology in international development
  • Regional integration and trade
  • Higher education and research mobility
  • Capacity building, training, and education in science diplomacy

Prior to submission, we encourage you to also look at the agenda and resources from Science Diplomacy 2016 and Science Diplomacy 2015 as well as related journal articles in Science & Diplomacy.

Submission Instructions

The sessions should be a 90-minute interactive panel comprising three or four individuals providing short presentations that catalyze robust discussions among the panelists and audience.
Session proposals are due by November 28, 2016.

Session Proposal Timeline

  • Submissions are due by November 28, 2016
  • Proposers will be notified by December 16, 2016

DIVERSITY STATEMENT: The Program Committee is particularly interested in symposium proposals that include representation of women and underrepresented minorities. Organizers are strongly encouraged to include such participants, as this is a consideration in the selection of sessions.

Session organizers and speakers participate in the conference at their own expense (organizers and speakers on the program will receive complimentary registration) .