The InsSciDE project revolves around historical research, informing the development of a framework for a European science diplomacy theory and strategy as well as policy and training resources catering to a variety of stakeholders. In its third Open Conference, free to the public and largely accessible online, the project will address the theme of Science diplomacy, diversity and the Global South.

Join us! Open Conference in Lisbon
22-24th March, 2022

Lisbon Academy of Sciences
NOVA Rectorate (Campolide Campus)

In-Person + Online Sessions

Science Diplomacy, Diversity and the Global South

InsSciDE’s third open conference places the focus on the Global South and explores crucial themes in Europe’s relationships to the many emergent poles of scientific expertise and influence. Different, sometimes conflictual, perspectives will be prompted on how a new vision and practice of science diplomacy may be critical to bridging the Global North and South interests and contribute to finding common, albeit diverse, solutions.

Employing InsSciDE’s signature historical approach, discussions will critically examine Global North-South architecture and the role that science diplomacy plays in both past and future cooperative (or competitive) endeavors.

  • DAY 1 spotlights the role of Academies of Science in science diplomacy, engaging a diverse group of scholars and professionals to chart Academies’ international action in the present and as far back as the 18th century.
  • DAY 2 convenes European and global perspectives on emerging movements in science and diplomacy, from open science and innovation diplomacy to the Anthropocene and ‘new’ actors and definitions in science diplomacy.
  • DAY 3  invites science diplomacy practitioners, scholars, and other stakeholders to debate the major findings of our two dozen historical case studies. Join InsSciDE researchers to transform the cases into valuable tools for teaching, training and everyday practice in science diplomacy. (Primarily an in-person segment; online access TBD)