On February 5, 2010, PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky spoke at a conference hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, in conjunction with the United States Institute of Peace,
to further academic understanding of science diplomacy as a valuable
element in the wider field of public diplomacy. Science diplomacy
provides an opportunity for scientists and researchers around the world
to work collaboratively on projects that address humanity's most
pressing problems, including sustainable development, preserving the
environment, and fighting disease and hunger in an overall effort to
prevent conflict around the world.
This conference and subsequent CPD publications explored the merits
and challenges of science diplomacy, not solely as conducted by the
United States, but across the world. By creating a forum for
practitioners and experts, who can discuss current and past projects in
the field of science diplomacy, we hope to achieve a better
understanding of what science diplomacy can and cannot accomplish,
thereby creating a greater understanding of how, when, and where it can
most effectively be deployed.
For more information and photos from the conference, click here.