Science Diplomacy and Policy Conference – The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is pleased to announce and invite you to attend Science Diplomacy and Policy with focus on the Americas. This conference will be convened in Tucson from February 22 to 24, 2017. The conference goal is to bring scientists, policy scientists, students, and others to participate in these discussions on the potential reach of science policy and diplomacy.

To that end, with the support of E. William Colglazier, we have organized a preeminent group of distinguished national and international experts in the field of science diplomacy. They will discuss the role of various agents involved in achieving science driven policy objectives and improving relationships through science collaborations. The conversation will then shift to the science diplomacy in relation to the UN Sustainability Development Goals and Climate and Water Resources issues in the Americas.

We would greatly appreciate if you shared this information with any departments or individuals you think may be interested in joining us for this event. More information is available on the flyer below and attached and our website (

The University of Arizona SD Conference Organizing Committee

William Colglazier, AAAS Peter Agre, Johns Hopkins Univ.
Sir Peter Gluckman, NC Office of the Prime Minister Thomas Pickering, NGP Energy Capital Management
Vaughan Turekian, US State Dept. John Boright, NAS
Lidia Brito, UNESCO Michael Clegg, UC-Irvine
Margaret Hamburg, NAM William E. Kelley, ASEE
Alan Leshner, AAAS Roman Macaya Hayes, Govt. of Costa Rica
Arturo Menchaca Rocha, UNAM Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA
Norman Neureiter, IANSF Marcella Ohira, IAI
Sergio Pastrana, Academy of Sci. of Cuba Glenn Schweitzer, NAS
Jaime Urrutia, Mexican Acad. of Science Katherine Vammen, Univ. of Central America

SD Conference Flyer Final.pdf