US launches centre for science diplomacy - SciDev.Net: "US launches centre for science diplomacy
6 August 2008 | EN
The centre aims to use science and scientific cooperation to promote international understanding
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched a science diplomacy centre, aiming to use science and scientific cooperation to promote international understanding.
The Center for Science Diplomacy, based in Washington DC, was officially announced last month (15 July) by AAAS chief executive Alan Leshner at a congressional session on fostering international science cooperation.
Vaughan Turekian, the AAAS chief international officer and director of the centre, says its major objective is to raise the profile of science as an important element of relationship-building between countries and societies."