Moving Science from a “Nice to Have” to a “Must Have” in U.S. Foreign Policy: Chatting with an Astrophysicist on the Front Lines of Transatlantic Security Policy

The dawn of the Biden-Harris Administration has raised Transatlantic confidence that American leadership on the world stage can be restored. From addressing political, economic, and racial divisions here at home, to leading the fight against creeping authoritarianism and other transnational threats abroad, the challenges and expectations are high.

The Biden Administration has prioritized an implementation of fact-based, science-oriented policymaking as central to its global engagement. Making good on this commitment is more pressing than ever. Traditional science policy areas such as addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are rightly a main area of focus, but science and technology analysis needs to go much further than these areas given the growing number of cross-cutting threats we face today in more "traditional" areas of U.S. diplomacy.

Join the 1st event of a new "Multi-Stakeholder Framework Series" organized by DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy program for a discussion on the vital need for science and technology as a central component to reshape U.S. diplomatic strategy. The discussion will feature insights from DUCIGS Rethinking Diplomacy and Harvard University Fellow Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt, and will be moderated by DUCIGS Director Dr. Giovanni Zanalda, and the Vice-Chair of the National Science Policy Network Science Diplomacy Committee, Dr. Amrita Banerjee, on how we can move science from a "nice to have" to a "must have" in U.S. foreign Policy.

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Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt
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Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30
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Ping, Xiaojuan
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