E. William Colglazier

E. William Colglazier is the editor-in-chief of Science & Diplomacy.


Science Diplomacy and Future Worlds

By E. William Colglazier - 09.13.2018

Over the past decade, the use of scientific expertise to advance diplomacy has achieved a number of successes in furthering peace, security, and prosperity. Yet there have also been reversals in important areas that until recently had seen progress.


The Sustainable Development Goals: Roadmaps to Progress

By E. William Colglazier - 05.01.2018

The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda have been called a gift to humanity, though much work remains to be done.


Empowering the Next Generation of Arms-Control Diplomats: An Interview with Dr. Lassina Zerbo

Lassina Zerbo is executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the 2018 recipient of the AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy.


War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

By E. William Colglazier - 01.19.2018

The number one international priority must continue to be preventing nuclear weapons from ever being used again. How to do that consistent with protecting our nation and contributing to a peaceful world is the challenge.


Science, Politics, and Climate

By E. William Colglazier - 10.06.2017

Why has it become so hard in the United States to maintain constructive action for dealing with human-caused climate change? Science diplomacy and science advice have otherwise helped the world deal with this challenge in critical ways.


Optimism, Pessimism, and Science Diplomacy

By E. William Colglazier - 06.30.2017

Before pessimism spreads too far we should be clear about what we can realistically expect from science diplomacy, especially in this era of radical changes in U.S. government policy.


Science and Technology Foresight

By E. William Colglazier - 03.27.2017

If approached with a healthy degree of humility and skepticism, science and technology foresight can become an important tool in trying to envision what the fast-moving trends in the scientific revolution might imply for our species and planet.


The U.S. Election and the World

By E. William Colglazier - 12.30.2016

The global trends in science, technology, and innovation create a significant opportunity for the United States, but only if we can utilize our capabilities to address the Sustainable Development Goals domestically and internationally. 


Science, Academic Freedom, and Human Rights

By E. William Colglazier - 09.30.2016

Multiple international organizations work with scientists to do inspiring work reducing violence, protecting human rights, and advancing academic freedom.


The Art of Science Advice

By E. William Colglazier - 06.30.2016

How sure is sure enough when it comes to science advice? Our editor-in-chief caps the ​June issue of Science Diplomacy with a thoughtful discussion on the value judgments that are often in play for both scientists and governments.  

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