1. How to Get Started?
2. What Is Science Diplomacy?
3. Who Are the Science Diplomacy Stakeholders?
4. How Does the EU Practice Science Diplomacy?
5. What Are the National, Regional and Thematic Approaches of Science Diplomacy?
6. What Set of Skills Do I Need to Be a Good Science Diplomat?
7. Hands On! Case Studies
8. How Can You Dive Deeper into Science Diplomacy?
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6.2 Skills in the literature

In this lesson we will identify key skills to navigate the science-policy interface in general, and in science and diplomacy in particular.

Before delving into these two analyses, listen to what an expert has to say.

William COLGLAZIER Editor-in-Chief of Science & Diplomacy and Senior Scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Former Science & Technology Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State.
What skills and competencies do you think are needed for your position?

Read more!
–      Degelsegger-Márquez, Alexander; Flink, Tim; and Rungius, Charlotte (2018): What it takes to do science diplomacy. Practices, identities, needs and challenges of science diplomacy practitioners. Vienna: S4D4C (Link)
–      Vaughan C. Turekian, Peter D. Gluckman, Teruo Kishi, and Robin W. Grimes (2017): Science Diplomacy: A Pragmatic Perspective from the Inside. In: Science & Diplomacy, Vol 6, No 4 (December 2017) (Link)
–      Daryl Copeland (2015): Bridging the Chasm. In: Science & Diplomacy, Vol. 4, No. 3, (September 2015) (Link)
–      Holford, Mandë; and Nichols, Rodney W. (2017): The Challenge of Building Science Diplomacy Capabilities for Early Career Academic Investigators. In: Science & Diplomacy, Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2017) (Link)
–      AAAS Introduction to Science Diplomacy Online Course (Link)
–      Gual Soler (2017),  Connecting Scientists to Policy Around the World. Washington DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, (Link)
–      Bednarek, A.T.; Wyborn, C.; Cvitanovic, C. et al. (2018), Boundary spanning at the science–policy interface: the practitioners’ perspectives. In: Sustainability Science, 13, 1175-1183, (Link)
–      Lorenzo Melchor (2020), What is a Science Diplomat? The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 15, 3 (2020) ; 10.1163/1871191X-BJA10026 (Link)
Link to institutions
– European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) (Link)