Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium

The first Science-Diplomacy Mini-Symposium at Tufts University is being co-convened on 15 May 2018 by the Science Diplomacy Center, Institute for Global Leadership and Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. This symposium is made possible by the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) via the award of a TIE Ventures Grant (please see below).

If you would like to give a talk at the Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium, please kindly fill out this registration and brief survey (less than 5 minutes to complete), which is open to all. Faculty or researcher registrations to speak at the mini-symposium are cordially invited through 11 May 2018 at 12pm. Priority will be given to Tufts-affiliated speakers.

If the deadline has passed and you are still interested in giving a talk, please contact If you are simply willing to attend the symposium, please feel free to come on Tuesday 15 May at 1pm.

When: Tuesday 15 May 2018, 12 to 4pm

WhereBehrakis Auditorium (1st Floor of the Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences, located at 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston). For directions to the Jaharis Family Center, please follow this link.

Objective & Format: The Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium is designed as a university-wide dialogue in which natural and social scientists can share elements of their research relating to Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in view of international collaborations, as well as contributions to diplomatic and policymaking processes. The overarching framework for the discussion is the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Building on previous productive symposia at Tufts, speakers will deliver lightning talks, followed by panel discussion.

The agenda can be found here. A light lunch and refreshments will be served from 12 to 1pm.

Acknowledgments: The Science Diplomacy Center wishes to acknowledge the generous contribution of the Tufts Institute of the Environment that made this event possible. The Science Diplomacy Mini-Symposium is a direct outcome of the TIE Ventures Program. Please visit for more information. In addition, we would like to thank our co-conveners, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy as well as the Institute for Global Leadership for their constant support and enthusiasm.