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Panel Dialogue among Science & Technology Advisors to Foreign Ministers
Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Center for Science Diplomacy
The event, co-convened by the Fletcher Science Diplomacy Club and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Science Diplomacy, brings together a historic Panel Dialogue among Science & Technology Advisors to Foreign Ministers, involving:
Professor Emeritus Teruo Kishi – Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
- New Zealand
Sir Peter Gluckman – Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and Special Science Envoy for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Professor Aminata Sall Diallo – Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Special Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Research
- United Kingdom
Professor Robin Grimes – 2nd Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- United States
Dr. Vaughan Turekian, 5th Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State: current
- United States
Dr. William Colglazier, 4th Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State: 2011-2014
These five nations are pioneering members of the Foreign Minister Science and Technology Advisor Network (FMSTAN), which is emerging to integrate evidence from the natural and social sciences in a holistic manner that contributes to informed decision-making nationally and internationally. By applying science as a tool of diplomacy, FMSTAN is also creating new capacity to build common interests among nations, promoting cooperation and preventing conflict in the interests of all on Earth. This historic panel dialogue will consider capabilities and responsibilities of foreign ministries to address the accelerating number of issues at the interface of science, technology and innovation across as well as beyond national boundaries. The event will be followed by a reception at the Fletcher School Hall of Flags, sponsored by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.
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