In this short contribution Tom C. Wang brings EU and USA science diplomacy face to face. The paper provides a brief but to the point and insightful overview of the shifting roles of science both in US and EU foreign policy throughout history since WWII. At large, Wang outlines the different trajectories SD has taken on on each side of the Atlantic and marks particular challenges for the future.

Wang, T.C. (2015). Science Diplomacy: Transatlantic Asset and Competition. In: Jehan, A. and Simonyi, A. (eds.) Smarter Power: The Key to a Strategic Transatlantic Partnership. Washington DC: Center for Transatlantic Relations, pp. 147–154. DOI:


Science Diplomacy: Transatlantic Asset and Competition