This event, co-convened by the Fletcher Science Diplomacy Club and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Science Diplomacy and hosted by the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) brings together a historic first public Panel Dialogue among Science & Technology Advisors to Foreign Ministers, involving New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Senegal, United Kingdom and the United States.
These nations (with the addition of Japan), 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.
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, the National Science Foundation, and Tufts University.
Agenda of the event
- 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Coffee and Refreshments (Mezzanine)
- 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Opening Remarks (ASEAN Auditorium)
- Professor Paul A. Berkman, Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
- Dr. Tom Wang, Chief International Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Director AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy
- Mr. Aditya Kaushik, Master of Law and Diplomacy student and Fletcher Science Diplomacy co-founder, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
- Dr. Jean-Christophe Mauduit, Master of Law and Diplomacy student and Fletcher Science Diplomacy co-founder, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
- Professor Diana Chigas, Senior International Officer and Associate Provost, Tufts University and Professor of Practice of International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
- 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. | Panel Dialogue & Interaction with the Audience (ASEAN)
- New-Zealand: Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and Special Science Envoy for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
- Oman: Professor Yousuf bin Abdullah Al-Bulushi, Head of Science, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Poland: Professor Marek Konarzewski, Science and Technology Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Senegal: Professor Aminata Sall Diallo, Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Special Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education & Research
- United Kingdom: Professor Robin Grimes, 2nd Chief Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- United States: Dr. Vaughan Turekian, 5th (current) Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State & Dr. William Colglazier, 4th (2011-2014) Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State
- 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks (ASEAN)
- Dr. Marga Soler, Project Director, AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy
- Dr. Diane L. Souvaine, Senior Advisor to the Provost, Tufts University and Vice Chair, National Science Board
- 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Reception (Hall of Flags)