A Global Network of Science and Technology Advice in Foreign Ministries

Arimoto, T., Barros, L.F., Bergmann, M., Berkman, P.A., AL-Bulushi, Y.B.A., Colglazier, W.E., Copeland, D., Chernukhin, E., et al. (2017). A Global Network of Science and Technology Advice in Foreign Ministries. Science Diplomacy Action - An Incidental Serial for Rigorous Meeting Syntheses 1 1-20.

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This paper is a product of the International Dialogue on Science and Technology Advice in Foreign Ministries (Vienna Dialogue) in October 2016, involving more than twenty nations and several international organisations. The event was a key step to further develop the Foreign Minister Science and Technology Advisor Network (FMSTAN), growing from an initial group of five nations. The Vienna Dialogue was convened by the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) at the Vienna headquarters of IIASA, bringing together diplomats from foreign ministries to consider the value of evidence for informed decision-making by nations with regard to issues, impacts and resources within, across and beyond national boundaries. The evidence comes from the natural and social sciences with engineering and medicine as well as other areas of technology. By building common interests among nations, science is a tool of diplomacy, promoting cooperation and preventing conflict in our world. Science diplomacy was discussed as an international, interdisciplinary and inclusive process to help balance national interests and common interests in view of urgencies today and across generations in our globally-interconnected civilization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: decision-making; evidence; external relations; foreign ministries; global; science diplomacy
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Energy (ENE)
World Population (POP)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Directorate (DIR)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 09:29
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:28
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14477

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