The Final Networking Meeting of the project S4D4C (Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges) entitled “Addressing Global Challenges Together: the Role of Science Diplomacy” took place between 15-19 March 2021.
More information on www.s4d4c.eu
The session “Plenary Talk – Opening doors worldwide through science” is a keynote by Nobel Prize Winner Peter Agre:
The major lesson I learned from a four-decade career in medical science is that we have a unique opportunity to make the world a better place. For the past decade, we have worked closely with African malaria scientists and their field workers in rural Zambia, Zimbabwe, and D.R. Congo. While the practical value of these discoveries is just emerging, useful new preventive strategies and treatments for multiple disorders are anticipated including malaria. The human contacts we have developed have also proven useful to address serious infringements of human rights and even opens doors to countries isolated by ideology or repressive regimes, by establishing valuable areas of engagement. As former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, I became active in science diplomacy and led groups of U.S. scientists that visited Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. The potential of medical science should continue to be explored and is a source of great optimism for an otherwise troubled planet.
Speaker: Peter Agre, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland USA