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Oct 10 — Oct 11
Science Diplomacy Workshop
- Organizer: University of Massachusetts Boston
- Venue: University of Massachusetts Club, 1 Beacon Street
Under the theme “Evidentia: Proof and Decision-making,” this interactive two-day workshop is co-organized by the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and Boston University in collaboration with experts from the Science and Technology Diplomatic Circle in Boston. Building on the workshops held at Tufts in 2017 and at MIT in 2018, this year’s convening will focus on skills to increase the policy impact of research. Learning outcomes will include 1) an understanding of science diplomacy theory and practice, 2) skills in negotiation and consensus building in relation to scientific issues at the sub-national, national and international level, and 3) effective communication skills including crafting policy memos and engaging in articulating a range of options.
With faculty from several of Boston’s higher education institutions, participants will join Boston’s science diplomacy ecosystem, meet mentors and peers, and gain new perspectives on their research. To polish and apply their skills gained during the workshop, attendees will also have the chance to present policy-relevant summaries of their research to Boston-area consular staff and to interact with them at our special celebratory soirée on October 11. We welcome your application in a world in need of both evidence and energy!
Please RSVP by October 1, 2019. A workshop fee of $60 will offset meal and materials costs. We remain committed to making this experience inclusive and accessible, so please contact us with any questions.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://bit.ly/2lSh8wc
With questions, please contact Anna Dubrova at Anna.Dubrova001@umb.edu