Science Diplomacy

One definition of science diplomacy is that of Nina V. Federoff, former Science and Technology Advisor to the US Secretary of State:

Science diplomacy is the use of scientific collaborations among nations to address the common problems facing […] humanity and to build constructive international partnerships.

Science diplomacy is more important than ever. Our societies face challenges that affect everyone on the planet—global warming, public health, and international security, to name just a few. We need science diplomats, and we have many in our global network—30,000 Humboldtians.

Our work in Science Diplomacy will harness the expertise of US and global Humboldtians and also benefit from new partnerships, for example, our collaboration with the newly established Johns Hopkins Science Diplomacy Hub at the JHU Bloomberg Center in Washington, DC.

Event: International Scientific Collaboration in the Era of Competition, Conflict, and Hot Wars (April 16, 2024)

Event: Science Diplomacy in Practice: How Applied Research Projects and Institutions Contribute to Resolving Accelerating Global Challenges (February 1, 2024)

Essay: The Time for Science Diplomacy Is Now. This Is the Time for Humboldtians, Christian Haenel (December 1, 2023)

Essay: Alexander von Humboldt as an Early Advocate of Science Diplomacy, Sandra Rebok (October 30, 2023)

Event: Connecting Constituencies: Science in the Public Sphere (October 24, 2022)

Event: Anti-Science Activism in Politics and Parties (June 8, 2022)

Event: (Mis)trust in Science and Elites (February 25, 2022)