GIST Seminar

The 79th GIST Seminar "Science Diplomacy of the U.S. and the Role of the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State"

The 79th GIST Seminar
Speaker Dr. E. William Colglazier
Time October 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm (Doors open at 2:30pm)
Venue National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 1st Floor, Room 1AB (ACCESS)
Sponsor GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English (Consecutive interpretation is available)
Fee Free (Pre-registraion required)


In addressing current diplomatic challenges, such as climate change, emerging infectious diseases, nuclear weapons and economic recessions, scientific and technological expertise plays a key role. Furthermore, the scientific community can contribute to building sustainable relationships between countries that do not have official diplomatic relations. From this point of view, US's Department of State created a position of the Science and Technology (S&T) Advisor to the Secretary of State in 2000 and has continued to make efforts in increasing scientific and technological capacity in the department.

In this seminar, Dr. E. William Colglazier, the former S&T Advisor to the Secretary of State and Senior Scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a talk on the US's Science Diplomacy and the role of the S&T Advisor. In addition, as a co-chair of the 10 Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr. Colglazier will give his views on challenges and opportunities in science diplomacy toward the achievement of the SDGs.

Simplified personal history

Speaker's CV (link to AAAS website)

related links

- Science & Diplomacy
- Sustainable Development Goals
- United Nations 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism


Please fill in Registration Form by 6 pm on October 4.
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