The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy has identified several resources that together serve as a primer for understanding the concept of "science diplomacy". Click on the titles for details.
Diplomacy: A Conceptual Framework
AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, 2009
|This short briefing document outlines the relationship between science and
diplomacy, characterized by three basic forms of interaction: diplomacy for
science; science in diplomacy; and science for diplomacy.
New Frontiers in Science
Royal Society and AAAS, January 2010
|The report from one of the first international meetings on science
diplomacy. The two-day meeting, hosted by the Royal Society (London) and AAAS
in June 2009, focused on the international perspectives on the three forms of
science and diplomacy and the rising importance of science diplomacy.
National or Regional Perspectives
Pervasive Role of
Science, Technology, and Health in Foreign Policy: Imperatives for the
Department of State [external link]
National Research Council, 1999
|This report produced by the U.S. National Academies examined S&T in U.S.
foreign policy and argued for increased capacity in the U.S. Department of
State to understand S&T dimensions of foreign policy issues. Partly as a
result of the study, the position of S&T Adviser to the Secretary of State
the Reinforcement of Science and Technology Diplomacy [external
Japan's Council for Science and Technology Policy, May 2008
|One of the few governmental strategic documents focused on science
diplomacy, the report from the Japanese government's highest coordinating body
for science and technology (S&T) policy provides Japan's perspective of
S&T diplomacy and how science and technology and foreign policy can support
each other's mutual development. A particular focus is on strategic cooperation
with developing countries and Japan's role in international S&T.
EU International Strategy for Research and Innovation [external
European Commission, September 2012
|This report focuses on international science cooperation as a way to meet global challenges.
Science Diplomacy for France [external
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate-General of Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships - Mobility and Attractiveness Policy Directorate), April 2013
|This report discusses ways that France can enhance its research contribution to global science and how that relates to support for international strategies.
[Last updated: April 10, 2013]