The first Science-Diplomacy Mini-Symposium at Tufts University is being co-convened on 15 May 2018 by the Science Diplomacy Center, Institute for Global Leadership and Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. This symposium is made possible by the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) via the award of a TIE Ventures Grant (please see below).
If you would like to give a talk at the Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium, please kindly fill out this registration and brief survey (less than 5 minutes to complete), which is open to all.
When: Tuesday 15 May 2018, 12 to 4pm
Where: Behrakis Auditorium (1st Floor of the Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences, located at 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston). For directions to the Jaharis Family Center, please follow this link.
Objective & Format: The Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium is designed as a university-wide dialogue in which natural and social scientists can share elements of their research relating to Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in view of international collaborations, as well as contributions to diplomatic and policymaking processes. The overarching framework for the discussion is the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Building on previous productive symposia at Tufts, speakers will deliver lightning talks, followed by panel discussion.
The agenda can be found here. A light lunch and refreshments will be served from 12 to 1pm.
The presentations from speakers at the Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium can be downloaded from the links below:
- The Science Diplomacy Center: An Overview, Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman, Science Diplomacy Center
- Building Inclusive Dialogue on Divisive Science Issues: A Civic Science Approach, Dr. Jonathan Garlick, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences
- Advancing Global Disaster Resilience through International Scientific Collaborations, Dr. Katia Kontar, Science Diplomacy Center
- Water & Sanitation Interventions in Low-Income and Emergency Contexts, Prof. Daniele Lantagne, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- The American Offshore Wind Industry: Status Update, Prof. Eric Hines, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Climate Policy in Practice: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why?, Prof. Kelly Sims Gallagher, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy
Acknowledgments: The Science Diplomacy Center wishes to acknowledge the generous contribution of the Tufts Institute of the Environment that made this event possible. The Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium is a direct outcome of the TIE Ventures Program. Please visit https://environment.tufts.edu/funding/ for more information. In addition, we would like to thank our co-conveners, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy as well as the Institute for Global Leadership for their constant support and enthusiasm.