UNITAR's Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy will triangulate education, research and leadership. It will aim to educate the next generation of leaders in the field of science diplomacy and technology; facilitate research with questions and data that generate actions with evidence and options that contribute to informed decision-making; and provide leadership with science-diplomacy networks that build common interests across our globally-interconnected civilization.
This Programme was initiated by the Science Diplomacy Center and is run in collaboration with the Science Diplomacy Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), Boston University (BU), and swissnex Boston.
At the end of the programme, participants should be able to:
- Explain the relationship between science diplomacy theory and practice;
- Apply negotiation skills with common-interest building and conflict resolution as complementary approaches;
- Develop effective communication skills, including policy-memo writing and interview-response speaking;
- Integrate evidence and options that contribute to informed decision-making with governance mechanisms and built infrastructure as well as their coupling for sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
- Contribute as a ‘science diplomat’ with balance for the benefit of all at local-global and global-local levels.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - The Role of Science in International Treaty-Making
Professor Larry Susskind, MIT
Boston University (BU) -The Role of the Diplomat in Science
BU Pardee School
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Policy and Practice: The Negotiation and Implementation of International Treaties
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
Science Diplomacy Center / United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) - Science Diplomacy and its Engine of Informed Decisionmaking
Professor Paul Berkman, Associated Fellow, UNITAR / Faculty Associate, Program on Negotiation (PON) at the Harvard Law School / Associate Director of Science Diplomacy, Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program
swissnex Boston - The Other Actors of (Knowledge) Diplomacy
The Executive Summer Program will be offered through interactive online workshops (e-workshops).
The material presented in the e-workshops will be interactive and assignments will be given for participants to further advance their knowledge.
All participants will take part in highly interactive exercises in order to further enhance the participants’ understanding of each topic.
The programme is open to diplomats, staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations, students, researchers, academics, business representatives wishing to tackle complex challenges related to science and technology, as well as other interested individuals.
Students must have completed a bachelor degree and be proficient in English language (both oral and written).
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
The minimum number of participants is 30. In the absence of 30 participants, the Executive Summer Program will be cancelled or postponed to a later date.
At the end of the Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy, successful participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Certificates will be awarded and signed by UNITAR, the Science Diplomacy Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), Boston University (BU), and swissnex Boston.