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BISO Home > USNC/IUGG Homepage > 2011 AAAS Symposium

February 20, 2011 - AAAS Symposium “The Practice of Science Diplomacy in the Earth Sciences”

This session, organized by the four U.S. national committees for the Earth sciences, and spearheaded by the USNC/Geological Sciences, was held on February 20th, 2011 at the AAAS meeting in Washington, DC. “The Practice of Science Diplomacy in the Earth Sciences” defined the breadth of this topic, described the variety of interactions between the U.S. scientists and their counterparts abroad, and analyzed those rich experiences to arrive at a set of best practices. The scientists in this panel came from academia, government, and non-governmental organizations. Speakers included: 

  • Eric Calais (Purdue University): The January 12, 2010, Haiti Earthquake: a Science Diplomacy Opportunity
  • Julie Kunen (USAID): Science Diplomacy for Development at USAID
  • Jeff Doebrich (USGS): Science in Support of Economic Development and Stabilization in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Pedro Sánchez (The Earth Institute at Columbia University): Soil Science-Based Policies Reducing World Hunger in Tune with the Environment
  • John Pallister (USGS): Volcano Science Diplomacy
  • Jonathan Overpeck (University of Arizona): The IPCC, International Science Diplomacy, and the Challenge of Climate Change
The discussant was Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief of Science and past-president of The National Academies.
 
If you would like to receive a CD containing the audio and presentations, please contact BISO@nas.edu.

 Audio of Session

Presentations:

Eric Calais
Professor of Geophysics
Purdue University

 
 
 

Jeff L. Doebrich
Project Lead, USGS-Iraq
U.S. Geological Survey



 

Julie L. Kunen
Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Agency for International Development


 
 

Jonathan Overpeck
Co-Director, Institute of the Environment
University of Arizona


 
 

John Pallister
Chief, Volcano Disaster Assistance Program
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

 
 
 

Pedro Sánchez
Director, Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

 

 

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number GEO-0701397. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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