4th Installment of EUTOPIA’s Science Diplomacy Seminar Series

Science IN Diplomacy: Exploring Evidence-Based Policy Making

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 CEST

Location: Microsoft Teams (follow this link).

Register: HERE



In an era where global challenges such as climate change, pandemics, and sustainable development require science-informed solutions, the integration of scientific insights into diplomatic efforts and policy-making is more critical than ever. This seminar aims to explore the role of scientific evidence in diplomatic strategies and policy formulation that facilitates a more informed, effective, and cooperative international policy landscape.


Some questions that will be covered:

  • What is the historical evolution of expert and scientific advice?
  • How can we effectively integrate scientific research into the fabric of diplomatic decision-making processes?
  • In what ways can evidence-based policy-making be promoted within international organizations, among nation-states, and towards other actors on the diplomatic stage to address global challenges?
  • How can we measure the impact of science-informed diplomacy and policy outcomes?
  • What is the policy making cycle and how do scientists engage in the policy-making process?

This seminar is intended for a diverse audience. From students, researchers, and educators to policymakers and diplomats, anyone interested in exploring the intersection of science and diplomacy should tune in.


About the Speaker

Dr. Diana Shendrikova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy at Politecnico di Milano and Science Diplomacy Advisor to the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development.


About EUTOPIAn Science Diplomacy Seminars

EUTOPIA recognizes the important role that universities play in science diplomacy, which is why it has a work package dedicated to fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in this field. The EUTOPIA Science Diplomacy Seminars are a cornerstone of this effort, serving as learning platforms to better understand the dynamics of this rapidly evolving and increasingly important field.

EUTOPIA Science Diplomacy Seminar: Science IN Diplomacy – Exploring Evidence-Based Policy Making