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AAAS Opens New Center for Science Diplomacy to "Promote International Understanding and Prosperity"

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AAAS Opens New Center for Science Diplomacy to "Promote International Understanding and Prosperity"

In the 1960s and '70s, during the most difficult years of the Cold War, U.S. scientists and engineers continued to work with colleagues in the Soviet Union, helping both countries maintain lines of communication and a baseline of trust. Today's conflicts are different, but with U.S. S&T organizations again seeing promise in such outreach, AAAS has opened a new Center for Science Diplomacy.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner Calls for Global Science Enterprise, Science Diplomacy

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AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner Calls for Global Science Enterprise, Science Diplomacy

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner joined top science policy leaders on Capitol Hill calling for a period of profound renewal in U.S. efforts to use science and technology to build relationships with other nations, even ones where the official relationship is limited.Collaboration among scientists serves a clear diplomatic purpose, Leshner said before a House Science and Technology subcommittee, by acting as a catalyst to help developing nations integrate into the global science enterprise, allowing them to "better reap the benefits of science for their societies."


By AAAS , USA.


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AAAS and Partners Urge Clarity in U.S. Oversight of Dual-Use Research

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AAAS and Partners Urge Clarity in U.S. Oversight of Dual-Use Research

In comments on a draft framework for dual-use biological research, AAAS and five partner organizations have asked the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to provide more clarity on the types of research with potential for misuse and urged broader outreach by the board and federal agencies prior to setting up any oversight system.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS and Science Help Celebrate Euroscience Open Forum 2008

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AAAS and Science Help Celebrate Euroscience Open Forum 2008

"AAAS and its journal Science are increasingly international," Alan I. Leshner, AAAS CEO and Executive Publisher of the journal Science said during a gala reception at Barcelona's famous Casa Batlló, where a packed house enjoyed the architectural flourishes of Antoni Gaudí. Leshner was in Barcelona with AAAS senior managers, Science editors and journalists, plus staff of EurekAlert!, the science-news Web site for reporters, to celebrate Euroscience Open Forum 2008. The AAAS-Science contingent contributed three sessions to the Euroscience program, staffed two exhibit booths and threw a party for AAAS members, reporters and other guests, organized by Wendy Sturley and colleagues of AAAS/Science International in Cambridge, U.K.


By AAAS, USA.


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