Rebooting Science Diplomacy in the Context of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying preexisting tensions between the United States and China across all domains, including science and technology. This is happening even as global science and technology cooperation has become a central feature of public health and the development of vaccines and treatments. … Read More

Building pathways to sustainability in a post-COVID world

IIASA and the ISC will be activating their global network and creating a Consultative Science Platform. The platform, to be launched in late May, will provide a global hub for consultation, deliberation, and collaboration among scientists, policymakers, and representatives from civil society around four key interconnected themes.… Read More

Good information is required for good decision making: Why transdisciplinarity matters

INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE The science we need for good public policy is by necessity a transdisciplinary science. In countries such as Germany, natural scientists were joined from the outset in dealing with the pandemic by experts from social sciences and even normative disciplines like philosophical ethics. This transparent inclusivity of a range of perspectives was not, however, universal.

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