From 8-12 May 2023, the Geneva Coalition on Anticipatory Science and Diplomacy will organize the second edition of the Science Diplomacy Week in International Geneva to promote anticipatory Science and Diplomacy as an effective tool for a renewed multilateralism. The Science Diplomacy Week features an Immersion Program and an Open Forum for exchange, capacity development and mutual learning between the diplomatic and scientific communities. Applications to participate in the Immersion Program are open until 28 February 2023. Details on the Open Forum will be announced in March 2023.
Built around interactive workshops, expert dialogues, open lectures, institutional visits and simulation exercises based on the GESDA Science Breakthrough Radar®, the program will bring together current and future leaders from the diplomatic and scientific communities, as well as from industry, NGOs and civil society to foster a common understanding of each other’s perspectives and to work together on devising the diplomatic envelopes needed to maximize beneficial uses of frontier technologies for all. Participants will benefit from a customized educational program as well as access to the activities under the public Open Forum.
“The Science Diplomacy Week Immersion Program is a great training opportunity that helps to better understand the connection between science and diplomacy and how to better mobilize such a connection to increase our impact and our capacity to attain important social objectives like the Sustainable Development Goals or the responsible development of artificial intelligence with a Human Rights lens. I highly recommend it”, said Catherine Régis, professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Montréal, who participated in the inaugural edition in 2022.
We welcome applicants from any sector (government, academia, business, NGOs, international organizations) working at the interface of science and diplomacy in four focus areas:
1) Advanced artificial intelligence and the quantum revolution
2) Global health and human augmentation
3) Climate change, decarbonization and the future of the global commons
4) Anticipatory science diplomacy tools and new diplomatic tools and methods.
Partial and full scholarships will be offered by GESDA to participants on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on the program and application process please visit https://gesda.global/immersion-program The application deadline is 28 February 2023.
Marga Gual Soler, PhD
Head of Science Diplomacy Capacity Building, GESDA