Panel on Science Diplomacy at ICPP4 Montréal – Organised by the S4D4C Project!

The 4th Edition of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) took place from 26 to 28 June at the University of Concordia in Montréal, Canada – for the first time in North America. Public Policy researchers from around the world came together for the duration of three days, exchanging knowledge and sharing ideas on a broad spectrum of public policy areas – Science diplomacy being among them!

S4D4C project partners Pauline Ravinet (Université de Lille) and Mitchell Young (Charles University) co-chaired a panel dedicated to science diplomacy: “Bridging Science and Diplomacy in Global Policymaking” on Friday, 28 June. Specifically, the panel discussed the question how the science diplomacy community can better understand and conceptualise the practice of science diplomacy using public policy tools and approaches. Overall, 12 papers have been discussed in this panel!

The contribution by Pauline Ravinet and Mitchell Young, from the perspective of European studies, focusses on what science diplomacy can teach us about the EU. They propose the notion of a “Knowledge Power Europe” which allows for a new way to define science diplomacy. In their second paper (co-authored also with Rafaël Cos), they examine the S4D4C case study of food security cooperation between the EU and Africa and analyse the interfaces between science and diplomacy and “science diplomacy consistency”.
Our colleagues, Eliska Cernovska, and Eliska Tomalova presented a paper on the S4D4C case study on the EU water diplomacy where science diplomacy is used as a preventive diplomatic instrument.

 

The 12 papers that have been discussed in this panel are:

Session 1
Friday, June 28th 08:30 to 10:00 (MB S2.465)
Discussants: Pauline Ravinet – Université de Lille – France

  • Knowledge Power Europe: what science diplomacy can teach us about the EU:
    Pauline Ravinet – Université de Lille – France;
    Mitchell Young – Charles University – Czech Republic
  • Cultural Diplomacy and Educational diplomacy – more of the same or a new wave in diplomacy research field:
    Hila Zahavi Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/ University of Toronto (visiting researcher) – Israel
  • U.S. Science Diplomacy with the USSR, China and the EU:
    Greg Whitesides – University of Colorado, Denver – United States
  • China-EU cooperation in the field of Science and Technology (S&T):
    Ying Li – Université Libre de Bruxelles and Universität Hamburg – Belgium

Session 2
Friday, June 28th 10:30 to 12:30 (MB S2.465)
Discussants: Creso Sá – University of Toronto – Canada

  • Lessons Learned from Science Diplomacy and the Montreal Protocol:
    Greg Whitesides – University of Colorado, Denver – United States
  • EU water diplomacy – using science diplomacy as a preventive diplomatic instrument:
    Eliska Cernovska – Charles University – Czech Republic
    Eliska Tomalova – Charles University – Czech Republic
  • Assessing “science diplomacy” consistency. The case of food security in the EU “global challenges” strategy:
    Cos Rafaël – CERAPS/Université de Lille – France
    Pauline Ravinet – Université de Lille – France
    Mitchell Young – Charles University – Czech Republic
  • Science Diplomacy and Risk:
    Maria Villaveces – Universidad Externado and ACAC – Colombia

Session 3
Friday, June 28th 14:00 to 16:00 (MB S2.465)
Discussants: Diane Stone – School of Public Policy, Central European University – Hungary

  • Diplomacy and Higher Education:
    Diane Stone – School of Public Policy, Central European University – Hungary
  • Science Diplomacy through Research Collaboration: Policy Processes in Comparative Perspective:
    Emma Sabzalieva – University of Toronto – Canada
    Creso Sá – University of Toronto – Canada
    Magdalena Martinez – OISE, University of Toronto – Canada
    Nadiia Kachynska – University of Toronto – Canada
  • Research Policy as a Tool of ‘Identity Paradiplomacy’- a subnational perspective on science diplomacy:
    Hannah Moscovitz – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Israel
  • Emotional policies: Introducing branding as a tool for Science Diplomacy:
    Alexander Raev – Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen – Germany
    Ellen Minkman – Erasmus University Rotterdam – Netherlands

Posted by Marie Croce