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SCIENCE DIPLOMACY TRAINING WITH INFORMED DECISIONMAKING

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | May 23, 2024

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has implemented their 6-week Diplomacy 4.0 – Beyond the Digital Frontier training program since 2019, most recently from 8 April 2024 to 19 May 2024.  Developed and implemented by Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman – Science Diplomacy (Module 6) has been the concluding week since this multilateral…

United Nations – STI Forum 2024

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | May 16, 2024

The 9th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2024) was convened at the United Nations in New York on 9-10 May 2024.  Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman was in New York during these dates at the invitation of the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York…

OPEN SCIENCE IS AKIN TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | May 1, 2024

History of science diplomacy comes full circle in view of the recent Nature news piece that NATO is boosting AI and climate research as scientific diplomacy remains on ice with the final sentence: “Open science is akin to freedom of speech. If we turn off open science, in a sense we’re undermining democracy,” says Berkman. In…

The Rights of Nature as a Pathway for Consensus Building and Relational Planning

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | April 25, 2024

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts. Part Two of a two-part Kelman Seminar series on common-interest building in negotiation…

Next-Generation Science Diplomat Committee

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | April 21, 2024

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) Thematic Network on Science Diplomacy has created a Next-Generation Science Diplomat Committee that is being co-led by: Dr. Susana Hancock (President 2022-2023 of the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists – APECS; Science Manager for Arctic  Basecamp; Scientist with The Greenland Project and B2BI North Atlantic-Arctic Ocean Strategic Framework);…

REFORMING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH SCIENCE DIPLOMACY

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | April 11, 2024

There is global urgency, short-to-long term, to enhance diplomatic relations among nations and other actors across our globally-interconnected civilization. The 2023 Palgrave Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation highlighted that “diplomacy’s methods, its key institutions and conventions were agreed more than six decades ago.”  In specific, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations was signed in 1961,…

GIYSCC-2024 Circling the Earth With Global Inclusion

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | April 3, 2024

Episode 2 of the Podcast Initiative with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) – an interview with Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman hosted by Ms. Seira Duncan, 2022 IASC Fellow (Social & Human Working Group) – describes the history of the Global Indigenous Youth Summit on Climate Change (GIYSCC) on August 9th, which grew from the…

AASCO-2

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | March 28, 2024

The Arena for the gap analysis of the existing Arctic Science Co-Operations (AASCO-2) project began its 2023-2025 dialogue in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, during the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) on 23-24 March 2024.   This transdisciplinary project is funded by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco with the University of the Arctic (UArctic) as a…

Conflict or Common Interests? Negotiation Choices with Science Diplomacy

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | March 15, 2024

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts. Part One of a two-part Kelman Seminar series on common-interest building in negotiation…

European Union Science Diplomacy Working Group Initiative (Vienna, Austria – March 2024)

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | March 12, 2024

European Union Science Diplomacy Working Group 4 (WG4) on building capacity for European science diplomacy convened a two-day co-creation workshop during 6-7 March 2024, hosted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analyses (IIASA) and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. The initiative, announced by the European Commission in 2023, emerged from the Global Approach Implementation…