As part of Warsaw Science Diplomacy School 2021 (WSDS), the Practitioners’ Panel illuminated the joys, challenges and daily life of being a science diplomat.

Moderator: Christina Bürgi-Dellsperger, Embassy of Switzerland in Vienna, formerly UNESCO Policy Advisor.


Bhaskar Balakrishnan: Science Diplomacy Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

Tania Friederichs: Head of Sector for Research and Innovation at the EU Delegation to India

Guillermo Orts-Gil: Head of Communications and Public Relations at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)


The WSDS is organized by the Horizon 2020 project InsSciDE – Inventing a shared Science Diplomacy for Europe. Learn more:

Practitioners’ Panel: Science Diplomats in the Field – WSDS21

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