- Geneva Science Diplomacy Week – 8-12 May 2023 – Day Five
- Geneva Science Diplomacy Week – 8-12 May 2023 – Day Four
- Geneva Science Diplomacy Week – 8-12 May 2023 – Day Three
- Geneva Science Diplomacy Week – 8-12 May 2023 – Day Two
- Geneva Science Diplomacy Week – 8-12 May 2023 – Day One
- GESDA and NYUAD commit to promoting quantum computing for the SDGs through long-term collaboration
- GESDA, GCSP and Columbia University launch a program to anticipate the future of peace and war
- GESDA publishes the proceedings of its Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator Summit 2022
- Apply for the 2023 Science Diplomacy Week immersion program!
- Debated in Davos: science as a potential driver for renewed multilateralism.
- GESDA strengthens its ties with South Africa by participating in the World Science Forum
- The GESDA Foundation organizes its scale-up phase 2022-2032
- A survey to hear your thoughts on the Open Quantum Institute
- The President of the Swiss Confederation takes part in the closing session of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit with his colleagues from the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Estonia, Morocco and Mexico
- GESDA Foundation proposes the creation of an Open Quantum Institute at Geneva within 5 years
- An OECD delegation at GESDA headquarters
- Peter Brabeck-Letmathe presents GESDA’s plans to the Swiss Ambassadors’ conference
- Second GESDA Summit ahead: Science and Diplomacy in the spotlight in Geneva!
- University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor and GESDA Board Member Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosts first science of the future webinar in the framework of the new UCT-GESDA Youth and Anticipation Initiative
- The Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) is putting science on the global diplomatic agenda
- Science Diplomacy Week – Geneva – 16-20 May 2022 – Day Five
- Science Diplomacy Week – Geneva – 16-20 May 2022 – Day Four
- Science Diplomacy Week – Geneva – 16-20 May 2022 – Day Three
- Science Diplomacy Week – Geneva – 16-20 May 2022 – Day Two
- Science Diplomacy Week – Geneva – 16-20 May 2022 – Day One
- The GESDA Foundation adopts its 2022 programme of activities
- The Proceedings of the first GESDA Summit are now available – dive into them!
- Science diplomacy: Federal Council continues to support GESDA Foundation after successful pilot phase
- GESDA extends its gratitude to the Swiss Government for 10-year validation
- GESDA pilot phase 2019-2022 at a glance
- Professor Hengartner erklärt: So sieht die Zukunft in fünf Jahren aus
- GESDA gathers 14 Institutions to launch a Science Diplomacy Week in International Geneva for current and future leaders in science and diplomacy
- Joint event SDI-GESDA: Exploring Future Trends Together
- New programs launched to train anticipatory science diplomacy leaders
- New GESDA ‘radar’ identifies 216 emerging global science breakthroughs
- XPRIZE & Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator launch partnership to design a quantum computing competition and establish European headquarters
- GESDA Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe interviewed on World Radio Switzerland
- Novel science and diplomacy anticipator poised to forge ahead
- General Assembly of the Diplomatic Club of Geneva: Speech by Mr. Ivan Pictet
- Three additional high-ranking speakers announced for the first Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit
- Alexandre Fasel: «En tant qu’Etat hôte, notre rôle est d’anticiper les révolutions scientifiques à venir»
- Singapore’s Covid-19 strategy, still setting the ‘gold standard’?
- ASEAN Ambassadors visit GESDA at Campus Biotech
- Fondation pour Genève partners with GESDA to boost anticipatory science
- Leading global voices to participate in first GESDA Summit on the future of anticipatory science diplomacy
- Michael Møller, président du forum diplomatique de GESDA, décoré de la Légion d’honneur
- GESDA sharing its expertise for a workshop on AI, tech diplomacy and conflict resolution
- Decarbonisation technologies also address other environmental problems
- “We, humans, have to be able to interpret what algorithms say”
- How to design AI for the greater good
- “Plus de science dans la diplomatie, plus de diplomatie dans la science”
- ‘Laws alone are no match for the power of AI’
- Science diplomacy: a slogan or a concrete asset for society?
- Science diplomacy and cross-border cooperation focus of German-speaking foreign ministers’ meeting in Lugano
- Press release: GESDA to hold inaugural summit in October for global diplomacy initiatives based on emerging science breakthroughs
- Looking retrospectively at 18 months of activity: the GESDA Activity Report 2019 & 2020 is out
- L’ambassadeur Alexandre Fasel, nommé premier représentant spécial pour la diplomatie scientifique à Genève
- The first GESDA Science & Diplomacy Plenary session, as seen by the participants
- GESDA supports International Day of Women and Girls in Science
- GESDA Board Member Chorh Chuan Tan’s Best Reads
- Michael Møller interviewed on World Radio Switzerland
- GESDA Board Member Sir Jeremy Farrar’s Best Reads
- Strong media interest for GESDA’s announcement of Diplomacy Forum members
- Ignazio Cassis: science and diplomacy key to inclusive development
- GESDA gathers its high-level academic and diplomacy panels to leverage anticipatory science advances and address emerging global challenges in an innovative way
- Samantha Besson, membre du Conseil de Fondation GESDA, inaugure sa leçon « Reconstruire l’ordre institutionnel international » au Collège de France
- Science’s valuable lessons from journeys into the unknown
- Ignazio Cassis met GESDA en lumière dans son éditorial de «Politorbis»
- GESDA described in « Ticino Welcome », the magazine for business and society of the Canton of Ticino
- The future practice of data governance in debate
- GESDA included by the Geneva Internet Platform in its Digital Atlas
- GESDA Executive Team Stéphane Decoutère’s Best Reads
- I-DAIR launches its incubation phase
- The imperative of a new multilateralism – enhanced by science
- Micheline Calmy-Rey: How AI could become the new frontier in conflict resolution
- The importance of science anticipation
- GESDA Diplomacy Forum Michael Møller’s Best Reads
- Matthias Egger reelected as President of the National Research Council
- Hungry for daily science anticipation news? GESDA is now live on social media!
- Le job des patrons des EPF est « un honneur »
- GESDA Board Member Peter Brabeck-Letmathe’s Best Reads
- Publication of GESDA Progress Report No1 (July 2020)
Photo by Michael Chiribau, UNITAR Division for Multilateral Diplomacy
Greetings and welcome to a brief news update on the fourth day of Geneva Science Diplomacy Week 2023. Thursday was all about CERN. Amid the dazzle of amazing scientific machinery and control panels, participants learned that our smartphones depend on three key inventions from the Geneva-based international organization: the World Wide Web, computer chips, and touch screens.
In the Swiss city’s multilateral ecosystem, CERN, founded in 1954, is a model of science diplomacy, bringing countries to work together on nuclear research since the Second World War. CERN today has 23 member states and 16 other nations or organizations with associate member or observer status. It works closely with several Geneva-based platforms, including GESDA, and has cooperation agreements with more than 50 non-member nations and territories along with seven other international organizations. At the start of this year, it had 3,558 employees and 13,376 associates.
“The experimental priorities are decided on a scientific basis but they do have to be properly funded by the members,” said CERN’s Deputy Director for Research and Computing Pippa Wells.
She explained that CERN’s “open science” policies call for publishing its research on open access platforms and, since 2020, releasing experimental data with analysis tools. Since 2022, those policies broadened to include open software, hardware and other items.
One participant asked about CERN’s research security protocols and its criteria for inclusion or exclusion of certain nations. “The fundamental research at CERN is in some ways not a security concern because it is so far away from applications,” she said, adding that the organization has strict security protocols and respects legal economic sanctions.
The organization’s fundamental science isn’t driven by market needs, said CERN’s Head of Business Development and Entrepreneurship Han Hubert Dols, and its best projects arise when disciplines collide, usually based on a concrete need. “We really want to focus our efforts on members’ needs,” he said. “I don’t see as much competition as you see in industry.”
CERN has been working closely with GESDA to support the development of quantum computing applications for good as part of the Open Quantum Institute.
At a session on tech diplomacy, the discussion led by DiploFoundation, Diplo US and Swissnex centered on the big technology companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area and the increasing degree to which the private sector has been engulfed by geopolitical considerations as lines blur in global conflicts and policymaking. It concluded with a brainstorming exercise on how the model would apply to International Geneva. ‘The advantage of International Geneva, compared to Silicon Valley, is that the multilateral system is not represented there,” said Yannick Heiniger, Senior Technology Diplomacy and Cyber Advisor at Swissnex in San Francisco.
The final session, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) with the Swiss Young Academy, featured three participants in the Geneva Science Diplomacy Week 2023 program. The three participants – Denis Naughten, a member of Ireland’s Parliament and chair of the IPU Science and Technology Working Group; Sahar Albazar, an MP and Deputy Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee at the Egyptian House of Representatives; and Francisco Ashley Acedillo, former representative and now chief of staff and cybersecurity adviser in the Senate of the Philippines – shared their experiences and challenges from the parliamentary perspective when engaging with the scientific community. The session covered a number of questions that were raised about the relationship between science and parliaments and included some approaches and best practices to promote evidence-informed policymaking.
The day concluded with a networking event at Impact Hub Geneva that was organized by foraus, the Swiss foreign policy think tank, and the Swiss Young Academy. Participants took part in an interactive card game to imagine future scenarios for the application of emerging technologies.