Build a science advice system fit for global crises

Coronavirus has revealed both the importance and limitations of current approaches, says Peter Gluckman

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the complex interface been scientific evidence, experts, public institutions, the public, policymakers, diplomats and politicians. It has exposed very different responses in different jurisdictions and demonstrates the challenges of decision-making when the evidence is incomplete but decisions are urgent. … Read More

Science Diplomacy Against The Pandemic

Science diplomacy can foster collaborations within and among the scientific community, emergency response managers, governments, and the private sector to better manage global health crises.
We live in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 crisis is hitting our societies, economies, and ways of life on a scope and scale never seen before.  Major crises place profound stresses on the ability of our society to respond quickly and effectively to safeguard lives, health, and social wellbeing.… Read More

Thur 2nd April 6pm UTC+2 – #SciDipTalks | The COVID-19 Crisis in Europe: A Failure of Science Diplomacy? –

Europe has been defined as the epicenter of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) global crisis. The spread of the virus in the continent has led to the re-emergence of the nation state in Europe, challenging the very core values of the EU and reshaping citizens’ perception of the latter.… Read More

It Takes a World to End a Pandemic

Scientific Cooperation Knows No Boundaries—Fortunately – For perhaps the first time in modern history, the entire, interconnected world is focused on solving a single problem. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have transfixed the global community, as leaders and citizens seek to respond to a threat whose dimensions are neither entirely certain nor entirely known.… Read More

Thur 9th April 6pm UTC+2 – #SciDipTalks | Barcelona and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Global Cities

Since the crisis started in Wuhan, global cities have been hit the hardest. The spread of the virus around the world has forced governments to cooperate, both horizontally and vertically. Why is science diplomacy key to addressing global health crises? How can local institutions deploy a diplomatic strategy to deal with them?… Read More

Thur 16th April 6pm UTC+2 – #SciDipTalks | Diplomacia Científica Contra la Pandemia: Iberoamérica ante la Crisis Del COVID-19

Esta sesión abordará la respuesta de los diferentes gobiernos iberoamericanos a la crisis del COVID-19 desde el punto de vista de la política y la diplomacia científicas. Analizaremos la relación entre la investigación médica y el diseño de políticas públicas en el contexto iberoamericano y su impacto en las decisiones de los diferentes actores gubernamentales, así como el papel de la diplomacia científica y la cooperación regional en la gestión de la crisis. … Read More

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