Science Diplomacy Meeting – Vienna – November 2019

The November 2019 meeting of SPIDER/FMSTAN took place in Vienna, in collaboration with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IIASAThe Diplomatische Akademie Wien and the Natural History Museum Vienna.

The 2-day meeting brought together almost 80 people from around the world for a joint meeting with the non-inactive SPIDER network, to discuss the pressing issues within Science Diplomacy. Thanks to the fantastic work of IIASA and the Ministry, participants were treated to a keynote from Prof Jeffrey Sachs. 

Other topics of discussion included:

  • Science, diplomacy and the SDGs
  • The role of science in international security policy
  • Technology diplomacy
  • The role of science in diplomatic curricula