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Science as a Diplomatic Tool

ACS Webinars

Scientific collaboration knows no borders or boundaries and when traditional connections fail between nations, science is an excellent diplomatic tool.

Join leaders from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS), and the Malta Conferences Foundation as they discuss how diplomacy can be promoted through science. During this interactive broadcast, discover about the career paths of three scientists who work at the intersection of science and international policy and consider how your work contributes to science diplomacy.

This ACS Webinar features Peter Hotchkiss of OPCW, Vaughan Turekian of NAS, and Zafra Lerman of Malta Conferences Foundation, is moderated by Lori Brown of the American Chemical Society, and co-produced with ACS External Affairs & Communications.

What You Will Learn

  • How the OPCW works with the governments of 193 countries to prevent the use of chemical weapons
  • How the US National Academies’ Policy and Global Affairs office mobilizes experts and networks around the world to increase the use of evidence to advance local, national and global policy and capacity
  • How the Malta Conferences uses science diplomacy to overcome cultural, religious, and political barriers in the Middle East
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Zafra Lerman
Malta Conferences Foundation

Peter Hotchkiss,
Senior Science Policy Officer,
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons  

Vaughan Turekian
Executive Director,
National Academies' Policy and Global Affairs Division

Lori Brown
Senior Manager of Global Outreach,
American Chemical Society


ACS External Affairs & Communcations

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