Programme: Science Diplomacy Workshop in Trieste

DAY 1 – Monday 21st OCTOBER

08:30

Registration

09:00

Welcome – Opening Speech

Prof Mohamad Hassan, TWAS President, Key Note Address

Prof Romain Murenzi, TWAS Director, Welcome Speech

Dr Peter McGrath, Science Diplomacy Coordinator, TWAS;
and representative of the S4D4C Consortium

09:30

What is Science Diplomacy? An Icebreaker Session

Dr Lorenzo Melchor, EU Science advice and diplomacy officer, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)

10.00

Coffee Break

10:30

The World of Diplomacy and its Approach to Science

Mr Clemens Mantl, Consul General of the Republic of Austria to Milan

11.30

Science Communication

Dr Nico Pitrelli, Science writer and trainer, International School of Advanced Studies, SISSA

12.30

Group Picture (Terrace)

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Case Study –Research standards and integrity in international settings: Linking research communities from the EU and abroad

Dr Tim Flink, Senior Researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

The International Science System

Dr Peter McGrath, Science Diplomacy Coordinator, TWAS

17:00

Introduction to next day (video on Geoengineering)

17:30

End of Day 1

 

Day 2 -Tuesday, 22nd OCTOBER

08:30

Workshop on Negotiation Skills

Ms Maria Josten, Strategy and Monitoring Division, German Aerospace Centre/Project Management Agency (DLR-PT)

09:30

Simulation Game on Solar Radiation Management

Dr Peter McGrath, Science Diplomacy Coordinator, TWAS

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Simulation Game on Solar Radiation Management (cont.)

Dr Peter McGrath, Science Diplomacy Coordinator, TWAS

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Transportation to Elettra, Synchrotron Facility

14:30

Visit to Elettra, Synchotron Facility

Dr Andrea Lausi, Head, Xpress beamline

Dr Michele Bertolo, International Projects Cluster Coordinator

Dr Loredana Casalis, Head, NanoInnovation Laboratory

17:00

Trieste Tour – Free Time

19:30

Participants’ Dinner

Pier The Roof, Trieste

22:00

End of Day 2

Day 3 – Wednesday, 23rd OCTOBER

08:30

The European Perspective on Science Diplomacy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Dr Marga Gual Soler, Advisor to the Horizon 2020 European Science Diplomacy Cluster

09:15

Case Study – Water Diplomacy and its Future in the National, Regional, European and Global Environment; and Simulation Game on theIndopotamia River Basin

Dr Eliška Černovská, Assistant Professor, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Roundtable: Careers in Science Diplomacy

Dr Pierguido Sarti, Italian Science Attaché, Pretoria, South Africa

Dr Marga Gual Soler, Advisor to the Horizon 2020 European Science Diplomacy Cluster

Dr Lorenzo Melchor, EU Science advice and diplomacy officer, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Ms Sheila Perosa, International Affairs, TWAS

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Debriefing, Evaluation and Closing

Science Diplomacy Brainstorming Project

Workshop Quiz

Closing Remarks and Certificates

15:30

End of Day 3 and of Workshop