Students as Stakeholders in Science Diplomacy: Outlook for Today and Tomorrow

What

Panel Discussion

When

May 17, 2018

Where

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, QC H3A 2R6



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As an entirely student run organization, the central aim of Science & Policy Exchange is to bring a student voice to science policy matters at the provincial, federal, and international levels. To shed light on the role of students in science diplomacy, we have organized a two-day event in collaboration with the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS).

Diplomacy and international collaborations are key components of public policy, and grand challenges such as global health, climate change, and the changing geography of the arctic, outline a need for science and evidence in diplomatic discussions. This series of panel discussions directed at government and diplomacy institutions seeks to explore how to bolster students and early career researcher’s participation in science diplomacy. A series of experts will participate in panel discussions to explain how students and young scientists fit into the framework of science diplomacy, including its various sectors, participating agencies, challenges, and its future and potential for action. This event will provide a unique opportunity bringing together early career researchers with experts from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions. Specifically, we hope to discuss:

  • The role of student diaspora and internationalization of research in science diplomacy
  • How to train scientists to communicate with policy makers and promote/value their policy/diplomacy engagement

Program

12:15 - 13:15 Registration
13:05 - 13:15 Welcome remarks by Science & Policy Exchange
13:15 - 13:30 Welcome remarks by Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada (Video)
13:30-14:30 Panel 1: The role of student diaspora and internationalization of research in science diplomacy

Moderator: Véronique Morin, Science Communicator
Panelists: Paul Berkman, Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy, Tufts University
Jan Marco Mueller, Science to Policy and Diplomacy Coordinator, IIASA
Nicole Arbour, Senior International Advisor, Government and International Relations at NRC Canada
Dimah Mahmoud, Program Manager, EURAXESS North America

14:30 - 14:45 Questions
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 16:15 Panel 2: How to train students and favour their engagement in science policy and science diplomacy?

Moderator: Véronique Morin, Science Communicator
Panelists: Masha Cemma, Policy Advisor at the Office of Canada’s Chief Science Advisor
Martha Crago, Vice Principal Research & Innovation, McGill University
Rees Kassen, Research Chair in Experimental Evolution, University of Ottawa
Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec, Fonds de recherche du Québec
Tom Wang, Director, Centre for Science Diplomacy, AAAS

16:15 - 16:30 Questions
16:30 - 16:40 Closing remarks by Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec, Fonds de Recherche du Québec
16:50 - 17:00 Acknowledgments by Science & Policy Exchange
17:00 - 19:00 Reception and networking



Advance registration by invitation only

To request an invitation, please send an email to sciencediplomacy@sp-exchange.ca.

Students can apply to the full “Students & Science Diplomacy” event






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Remi Quirion:

(Introductory Speaker) Chief Scientist of Quebec

Paul Berkman:

Director, Science Diplomacy Center at Tufts University

Masha Cemma:

Policy Advisor at the Office of Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

Martha Crago:

Vice Principal Research & Innovation, McGill University

Rees Kassen:

Research Chair in Experimental Evolution, University of Ottawa

Jan Marco Muller:

Science to Policy and Diplomacy Coordinator, IIASA

Tom Wang:

Director, Centre for Science Diplomacy, AAAS

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