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Cold War Lessons for Arctic Diplomacy

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | March 1, 2024

The attached Correspondence about Russia’s Arctic Council Threat Requires Lessons from Cold War Science Diplomacy was written by Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman and published in published in Nature on 29 February 2024: Russia’s threat to withdraw from the Arctic Council is a matter for global concern, with burning cold-war security issues becoming hot again. Since…

Building Bridges Between the Arctic and Asia

Building Bridges Between the Arctic and Asia

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | March 1, 2024

The 2nd Hokkaido Arctic Initiative for Future Earth and SDG’s (HAI-FES) International Workshop on “Building Bridges between the Arctic and Asia” was convened in Sapporo, Japan, at Hokkaido University on 27 February 2024.  Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman shared observations about Science Diplomacy with Informed Decisionmaking Empowers Arctic Sustainable Development.

Arctic Science Diplomacy: Charting a Path Through Conflict

Arctic Science Diplomacy: Charting a Path Through Conflict

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | February 21, 2024

The Arctic Science Diplomacy: Charting a Path Through Conflict panel was convened at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Denver on 15 February 2024.  This session was organized and moderated by Prof. Saleem Ali from the University of Delaware to consider:  How might science diplomacy mitigate the new Cold…

Navigating Collaborative Futures

Navigating Collaborative Futures

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | February 14, 2024

Sponsored by Global Affairs Canada, the International Science and Technology Partnership (ISTP) expert panel was convened by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) to answer the question: In a post-COVID world, how can Canadian public, private and academic organizations evaluate and prioritize STI partnership opportunities with foreign countries to achieve key national objectives, using indicators…

A panel dialogue with next-generation science

Arctic Science Diplomacy – The Next Generation

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | January 25, 2024

A panel dialogue with next-generation science diplomats was convened in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 20 October 2023 at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2023 and can be view on the Science Diplomacy Center™ YouTube Channel.  The goal of the ‘Arctic Science Diplomacy – The Next Generation’ session was to inspire next-generation science diplomats, helping to build common…

Synthesis 7 poster

Arctic Science and Technology Advice with Ministries

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | January 25, 2024

Synthesis 7 in the Science Diplomacy Action serial from the Science Diplomacy Center™ emerged from the panel session on Arctic Science and Technology Advice with Ministries, which was convened during the Arctic Circle Japan Forum in Tokyo on 5 March 2023.   This session built on transdisciplinary dialogues with the February-March 2022 webinar series on Enhancing…

International Science Council (ISC) Appoints New Fellows

International Science Council (ISC) Appoints New Fellows

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | December 20, 2023

The International Science Council (ISC) announced on 19 December 2023 that it has appointed 100 new ISC Fellows, in recognition of outstanding contributions to promoting science as a global public good.  The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council.  Together with the 123 individuals that…

Transdisciplinary Research with the Central Arctic Ocean High Seas

Transdisciplinary Research with the Central Arctic Ocean High Seas

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | December 18, 2023

Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) presentations with the  International Marine Efforts: Marine Ecosystems Community on 6 December 2023 illustrate transdisciplinary connections with research into action.  This IARPC meeting considered the 2018 AGREEMENT TO PREVENT UNREGULATED HIGH SEAS FISHERIES IN THE CENTRAL ARCTIC OCEAN, which entered into force on in 25 June 2021, and its…

EU Science Diplomacy Working Groups

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | December 18, 2023

As announced on 6 December 2023 by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation about the recent Global Approach Implementation Report – the European Commission intends to set up informal working groups composed of individuals from both, the science and diplomacy communities, to develop potential elements of a future European framework for science diplomacy. The…

International Institute of Science Diplomacy and Sustainability

International Institute of Science Diplomacy and Sustainability (IISDS)

By Science Diplomacy Center™ | December 14, 2023

The Inaugural Meeting of the International Advisory Council (IAC) with the INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE DIPLOMACY AND SUSTAINABILITY (IISDS) at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was convened by its Director, Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid, on 14-15 November 2023.  The IAC members are: UCSI University formally established IISDS a new Centre of Excellence…