Keynote: The role of science and of science funders in the time of the COVID 19 crisis

funders have enormous power to influence the direction of science. What tools do you have: co-funding, coordinated funding, ensuring a balance of efforts using all the knowledge disciplines by finding ways to support transdisciplinary research. These are all easy things to say and make a lot of sense. But the reality is that with few exceptions this does not occur.… Read More

Rebooting Science Diplomacy in the Context of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying preexisting tensions between the United States and China across all domains, including science and technology. This is happening even as global science and technology cooperation has become a central feature of public health and the development of vaccines and treatments. … Read More

[Multi-language] Postnormal Pandemics: Why COVID-19 Requires a New Approach to Science

In addressing pandemics, science has never seemed more needed and useful, while at the same time it appears limited and powerless. The existing contract between science and society is falling apart. A new covenant is urgently needed to navigate the days ahead.… Read More

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