Science Diplomacy and the Future of the Foreign Service

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Science Diplomacy and the Future of the Foreign Service

August 28, 2017

On today's "Global Exchange" Podcast, we dissect the often under-appreciated issue of science diplomacy, and the future of science within the foreign service of Canada. Join Colin in conversation with CGAI Fellow Daryl Copeland for an overview of what science diplomacy means, why it's so important in today's technologically advanced world, and what Canada needs to do to be on the forefront of scientifically-routed diplomacy.

Participant Biographies

  • Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Senior Advisor to Dentons LLP.
  • Daryl Copeland: an analyst, author, consultant and educator specializing in science and technology, diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management. He is Senior Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Policy Fellow at the University of Montreal’s Centre for International Studies and Research (CERIUM), and Visiting Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance (UK).

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