Higher Education and United States Science Diplomacy

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 203 (Hynes Convention Center)
E. William Colglazier , U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
The State Department has long engaged universities in its science diplomacy, e.g.,  featuring them in bilateral STI meetings, working to reduce impediments to their international collaborations, and bolstering State’s STI capacity by borrowing their scientists as Fellows. I will discuss their ongoing value to science diplomacy vis-à-vis U.S. leadership on global STI challenges, the spread of democratic values inherent in STI, and a collaborative advantage for the U.S. in international innovation ecosystems.