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Thursday, November 2 • 13:30 - 15:00
309 – Science Diplomacy – An International Comparison/ Diplomatie scientifique – Une comparaison internationale
Panel Organizer: Urs Obrist, Embassy of Switzerland

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Panel Organizer: Urs Obrist, Embassy of Switzerland

Science Diplomacy has become an instrument of international collaboration both in the interest to connect scientists around the world as well as using science as a tool for diplomatic activity. The panel discussants will outline their respective countries’ focus, strategies and endeavours with regards to science diplomacy and diplomacy for science and discuss possibilities how to enhance collaboration with Canada through scientific channels.

The panel consists of speakers from Japan, France, Germany and Switzerland and provide distinct national science policies.

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Mehrdad Hariri

Founder, CEO & President, Canadian Science Policy Centre

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Shiho Fujiwara

First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Canada
The presentation will outline Japanese Science and Technology Diplomacy Policy and describe the activities of a Japanese Science and Technology advisor. It will also include a discussion of the recently released document “Four Actions of Science and Technology Diplomacy to Implement... Read More →
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Urs Obrist

Senior Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland
Swiss Science Diplomacy and the network of the Swissnex science consulates Switzerland is a relatively small country. However, it plays a leading role on a global level when it comes to science and innovation. In this environment, science diplomacy is of high relevance for Switzerland’s... Read More →
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Antoine Rauzy

Science and Higher Education Attaché, Embassy of France
Science is an international common good. As such, it is an object of the diplomacy. Scientific questions are part of increasingly important international issues today. We can cite a few examples such as the climate challenges, the debates around nuclear power, or the development of... Read More →
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Marcus Stadthaus

First Secretary, Science, Sustainable Development, Energy, Embassy of Germany
For Germany, international scientific relations are a core aspect of diplomacy. Science and scientists connect people and build bridges across different cultures and nations. Following standards set by science, scientists’ interaction creates trust and understanding and smoothens... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 13:30 - 15:00 EDT
ROOM 211 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2