UPCOMING EVENTS

 

29 to 30 March 2017 Annual DC visit

AAAS Science Diplomacy Conference 2017. Registration. We will be presenting 6 posters during this conference so please feel free to talk to us during the poster session to learn more about PSDG. We are planning to visit the State Department on Thursday morning, as well as the Embassy of Philippines on Thursday afternoon to discuss our current collaboration with ISIP.

24 April 2017 First Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Symposium

Details below.


Group ProjectS

In order to gain real-world experience in science diplomacy, PSDG has established the framework for a number of student-led projects with both domestic and international elements.

Through collaborations with outside universities, consulates, and other stakeholders, we hope to pursue a variety of group projects, such as:

  • Cuba Exchange Project – This group aims to develop an exchange program between Cuban and American scientists and medical students. It is an exciting time for Cuba-U.S. science diplomacy because of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. This group is hoping to help Penn promote this new diplomatic relationship.
  • Science Diplomacy Consulting –Members of this group will work as science consultants for a foreign consulate, and gain valuable experience while using their scientific expertise to directly inform evidence-based policy. We are currently working with the Consulate of Lithuania to understand a major public health challenge in the country and possible policies and interventions that may have an impact in a regional and local context.
  • Central America Health Policy Evaluation – This group has systematically evaluated different strategies in nutrition policies to combat health problems in individual Central American countries, and is evaluating the most effective policies in the region. This evaluation can be used by nations in Central America to direct resources into the most effective programs
  • PSDG-ISIP collaboration. This collaboration with Integrating Science in the Philippines aims to explore strategies to expose underserved youth in both the Philippines and the USA to science and innovation.

News & Events

5 March 2017, Podcast

Listen to an interview to our Chair Enrique Lin Shiao about PSDG and our current projects by Ian McLaughlin from the Penn Science Policy Group. Here

19 February 2017, Hynes Convention Center in Boston

Science Diplomacy Education, AAAS annual meeting. Our chair Enrique Lin Shiao spoke at a panel on science diplomacy education about his experience founding PSDG and some of our current projects.

4 February 2017

We are excited to announce that 6 of our posters have been accepted for the upcoming AAAS Science and Diplomacy conference in DC. Feel free to attend to learn about our current and future projects.

- S Kim, Z Zhu, R Mayers and E Lin Shiao. ‘Global Health and Science Policy Learning Initiative: Epidemiological Analysis of Disease Burden on the Korean Peninsula.’ Poster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. March 2017

- E Gonzalez, LM Chirino, E Lin Shiao, J Rumley, V Fleites, M Iwanicki and M Moronta. ‘Novel Cancer Treatment - An opportunity to further improve Cuban-USA relations.’ Poster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. March 2017

- A Tatad, E Lin Shiao, A Hay, K Emmer, J DeNizio, N Holdreith and A Cember. ‘Mental Health on the Rise - A Global Challenge And Collaborative Opportunity.Poster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. March 2017

- DP Ochoa, MA Paniagua-Avila, E Lin-Shiao, S Sneed, S Kim and A Tatad. ‘The need for scientific collaborations across Latin American policy makers to reduce chronic illnesses.Poster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. March 2017

- S Reeder, P Joquino, E Lin Shiao, R Mayers, L Vaccari, S Kim, M Iwanicki and A Cember. ‘USA-Philippines: Exposing underserved youth to science and technology.Poster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. March 2017

- E Lin Shiao, L Vaccari and R Mayers ‘Introducing science diplomacy at the university level: challenges and lessons learnedPoster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. March 2017

 

31 January 2017, 6-7 PM

What is Science Diplomacy? We held an event for undergraduate students to introduce them to science diplomacy and opportunities in this upcoming field. The event discussed the role of science diplomacy in historic and current political and global events.

January 12th, 2017

Our chair, Enrique Lin Shiao, held a workshop on "Opportunities in Science Diplomacy" for Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). 

May 6th, 2016

Round table discussion and visit to State department organized by our Alumni Chair, Benjamin L. Schmitt.

Visit to the Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington D.C.

May 5th, 2016

We attended the Science & Diplomacy Conference 2016 from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC.

3 of our posters were presented at this event:

LM Chirino, M Iwanicki, E Lin Shiao, J Rumley, M Yanora. ‘A student led initiative to promote Cuba-USA relations through scientific exchange.’ Poster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. May 2016

- DP Ochoa, MA Paniagua-Avila, E Lin-Shiao, S Sneed, S Kim and A Tatad. ‘Improving health in the Americas: How effective policies within the region can guide interventions in different countries – a multidisciplinary and international data driven approach.’ Poster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. May 2016

- E Lin-Shiao, A Delaney and S Goldstein. ‘A model for science diplomacy exposure and training in graduate-level science educationPoster presentation at the AAAS Science & Diplomacy Conference, Washington DC, USA. May 2016

July 17, 2015

The visit and guest talk by the Ambassador of Costa Rica to the Penn Science Diplomacy Group was featured in the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica. Read more here.


Previous Speakers

12 December 2016, 12-1PM

Guest speaker: Paulo Joquino, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Integrating Science in the Philippines, an organization that aims to create opportunities and experiences in science, technology, and communication that will ignite curiosity, cultivate learning, and inspire service in the Filipino youth. 

29 November 2016, 6-7 PM

We cohosted an event with the Penn Science Policy Group to discuss the future of the scientific workforce in the country. Career prospects, changes in immigration policies for international scientists and labor right efforts were among the topics discussed.

November 1st, 2016

The Center for Global Health organised the second Penn in Latin America & the Caribbean Conference, this year with the main topic Examining government and regional public health response to emergent threats in Latin America. The keynote speaker was Dr. Roman Macaya Hayes, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States of America. 

June 2nd, 2016

Ana S. Ayala, J.D., LL.M. Director of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program at Georgetown University. Ana discussed the current Zika Virus outbreak in Latin America, the government and WHO responses, as well as the role of global health during this epidemic.

November 20, 2015, 12-1PM

Guest speaker: Dr. Evan Anderson, Lecturer, Schools of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Anderson discussed the recent Ebola Outbreak and the response by WHO. He also discussed health policy and public health law implementation.

October 16, 2015, 12-2PM

Guest speaker: M.A. Cathleen A. Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer and Tara Caton, project manager at CRDF Global. Campbell and Caton gave a talk on CRDF Global, covering its mission, role, history, science diplomacy initiatives and initiatives to promote women in science. 

September 30, 2015

Guest speaker: Christina Jordan from Partners in Health gave a short introduction about PIH and discussed some collaboration opportunities, followed by a talk by  M.Sc. Sara Kinslow, Physical Scientist at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

September 2, 2015

Guest speaker: Benjamin Morano presented the Penn Public Policy Challenge and 2 members of the winning team from last year, Brittany Keesling and Nate Bronstein talked about their experience in the competition and their new project SmartTrak. To learn more about SmartTrack click here.

July 31, 2015

Guest Speaker: Dr. George H. Atkinson, founder and executive director of the Institute on Science for Global Policy

July 22, 2015

Benjamin Schmitt, UPenn Physics PhD candidate, NASA Space Technology Research Fellow, and 2015-16 IEEE Engineering & Diplomacy U.S. Department of State Fellow

July 14, 2015

Dr. Roman Macaya Hayes, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States of America, and Mrs. Alejandra Solano, Deputy Chief of Mission

 

 

 

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