U.S. Congressional Briefing on Science Diplomacy

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What are some of the critical lessons that policymakers can draw from how public health education can mitigate distrust in science? How might science diplomacy efforts operate at different scales of government to foster global cooperation?

These were some of the questions discussed at a US Congressional briefing, co-hosted by the offices of Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in partnership with the University of Delaware. The goal was to hear from a range of leaders in science and the practice of innovation to seek their guidance for policymakers on how to rebuild trust in science and enable its use most effectively for planetary sustainability.

Convened by Dr Saleem Ali, Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware,  panellists were from academic, NGO and diplomacy sectors and included  Dr Alan Garber, Provost, Harvard University, Dr Tong Shijun, Chancellor, New York University Shanghai, Dr Peter Daszak, President, EcoHealth Alliance, Martin Loken, Minister for Political Affairs, Embassy of Canada,  Dr Marga Gual Soler, Founder, SciDipGLOBAL and Dr Tolullah Oni, UrbanBetter founder and, amongst others. 

Watch the conversation below.

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