Session H7: Invited Session: FIP/FGSA Session on Science Diplomacy

10:45 AM–12:33 PM, Sunday, April 14, 2013
Room: Governor's Square 16

Sponsoring Units: FIP FGSA
Chair: Harvey Newman, California Institute of Technology

Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.APR.H7.3

Abstract: H7.00003 : Science and Diplomacy

11:57 AM–12:33 PM

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  E. William Colglazier
    (Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State)

Because of the accelerating pace of technological change--due in part to the information and computer revolution and the global spread of expertise and knowledge--and its unquestioned impact on economic development, science and technology have become even more important assets for diplomacy. Nearly every country has been convinced that it must engage on a world-class level in science and technology and become more innovative in this highly competitive and interconnected world. As a consequence, science diplomacy becomes an important mechanism to help build more knowledge- and innovation-based societies and to help spread scientific values, including meritocracy and transparency, that support democracy. Making progress will require energetic international engagement by scientists and engineers everywhere, which can help to ensure a more peaceful, secure, prosperous world.

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