Science Diplomacy: What’s It All About?

CIPS Policy Brief No. 13 (November 2011).
By Daryl Copeland.

  • Science diplomacy can play a critical role in addressing the complex transnational issues which feed underdevelopment and insecurity.
  • Foreign ministries, multilateral organizations and science-based institutions are unprepared and ill-equipped to deliver.
  • As long as defence continues to dominate the international policy agenda and to command the lion’s share of available resources, the prognosis is likely to remain grim.

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Daryl Copeland is a Research Associate at CIPS. He is a former Canadian diplomat and the author of Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations (2009).

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