Science diplomacy is a great concept, and one of the things that inspired us to move into this work. Actually Jakob thought about writing a PhD on the topic for a while.
But one thing is talking about the concept - another to put it into action in a time of war as we see now with the war in Ukraine.
So we invited professor Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen from the Arctic University in Norway (UiT) for a chat about why the science community cut all ties to Russia if we are so focused on the possibilities of science diplomacy, why we don't see the potential of science diplomacy in Afghanistan, what to think of the "stick to science campaign" and how research managers can work with science diplomacy in their daily work.
Rasmus Gjedssø is work package leader in the H2020 project InsSciDE where he runs a thread on "Power with Science Diplomacy". He is also a working group leader in the EU SD Alliance.
Rasmus had a lot on his heart and we had a great conversation about the broad implications of science diplomacy that we can all use in a world that isn't getting easier to navigate.
W also managed to compare universities to characters in Jane Austen novels in our final discussions - and it's always a good episode when we get to talk Jane Austen.
You can learn more about Rasmus and the projects here:
On Rasmus; www.arcticgeolab.co
You can follow Rasmus on LinkedI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rasmusgb/
You can follow Rasmus on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/RasmusGB
Or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RasmusGBertelsen
The InsSciDE case studies are in open access on www.zenodo.org/communities/insscide
ou can read more about the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance at: www.science-diplomacy.eu
You can follow the EU Science Diplomacy at Twitter at: @SciDipAlliance
Or follow the hashtags: #SciDip and #ScienceDiplomacy
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