New Editorial

Introduction to the Special Issue

By Mahlet N. Mesfin and Amy Shifflette - 09.13.2018

In honor of the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy's ten-year anniversary, the editors have compiled a special edition of the journal to reflect on the past, highlight the present, and envision the future of science diplomacy. 

New Editorial

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.

New Perspective

Global Research Infrastructures: A Decade of Science Diplomacy

By Amy K. Flatten - 09.27.2018

Research infrastructures convene international scientists in collaborations that highlight the most cherished values of science diplomacy—building bridges between communities, societies, and nations through scientific cooperation.

New Perspective

A New Era of Forging Connections and Trust with North Korea’s Scientists

By Richard Stone and Cathleen A. Campbell - 10.04.2018

As sustained high-level diplomacy with North Korea unfolds, the Korean Peninsula may well be on the cusp of momentous change, including in its potential science cooperation with international partners. 

New Perspective

Integrating Africa: Prospects and Promise for Science Diplomacy

By Moctar Toure - 09.24.2018

Africa’s patchwork of nation-states is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the world’s abundant scientific and engineering expertise in order to address its myriad economic, environmental, and social challenges.

New Perspective

Past, Present, and Future of Science Diplomacy in Europe

By Jan Marco Müller and Maurizio Bona - 10.02.2018

Science diplomacy activities have a long tradition in Europe, though concept itself and the discussion about its benefits have gained traction only recently when diplomatic services in Europe began using the term explicitly.