Three-day online workshop: Science Diplomacy to Promote and Strengthen Basic Research and International Cooperation

12 – 16 March 2021

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This workshop is hosted by the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and will discuss the role of the Global Research Council (GRC) in science diplomacy to promote and strengthen basic research and international collaboration. It will convene scientists and members of science academies with extensive science policy experience to explore options and best practices for funding agencies to consider with regard to global norms for basic research collaboration. The workshop will also investigate the role of funding agencies in science diplomacy and how best to leverage and strengthen existing networks.

Dates and times

  • 12 March, 9:00 – 13:00 EST
  • 15 March, 12:00 – 16:00 EDT
  • 16 March, 12:00 – 16:00 EDT

Goals of the workshop

  • Describe institutional goals and structures currently available or being proposed for international basic research cooperation in a frame of science diplomacy
  • Consider areas within basic research that might be worth exploring in greater depth to better connect research funders and science diplomacy practitioners (e.g. diplomats, researchers)
  • Explore opportunities for the Global Research Council and funder communities to work together on those areas and projects
  • Discuss roles that multilateral organizations (e.g. International Science Council, SESAME, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) play in contributing to international basic research cooperation.


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