Volume 12 - December 14, 2006 - Kalt\'s Corner on Science & Society

Diplomacy of Deeds: the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science

An Interview with Director Vaughan Turekian

bridges vol. 20, December 2008/ Feature Article

By Caroline Adenberger

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2008_07_15_hearing_small.jpgDr. Alan Leshner (on the far left) speaks up for science diplomacy.

On July 15, 2008, during a hearing before the US House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Dr. Alan Leshner testified about the role that US non-governmental organizations play in cultivating, promoting, and coordinating international science and technology cooperations.  Leshner, who is the chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the AAAS journal, Science, argued for the use of international scientific cooperation to foster communication and cooperation among people of diverse nations and to promote greater global peace, prosperity, and stability.



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