Science Diplomacy Week 2023 Immersion Program
Initiated by GESDA Foundation
A field visit and immersion program in International Geneva for current and future science and diplomacy leaders.
Applications now open to participate in the second edition of the Science Diplomacy Week Immersion Program to be held 08–12 May 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Hosted in the historic Palais des Nations – the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva – and organized in partnership with the key international agencies, diplomatic missions, academic institutions, global NGOs and technology leaders shaping the future of multilateralism, the Science & Diplomacy Week provided an unparalleled immersion, learning and networking experience into the Science and Diplomacy ecosystem of International Geneva.
Learn more about the work of GESDA in science diplomacy capacity building.
Join the Science & Diplomacy Week if you want to…
- Understand the growing importance of anticipatory science diplomacy as an emerging discipline that unites science with world affairs.
- Learn about the most signiﬁcant science breakthroughs in ﬁve, 10, and 25 years and their impact on people, the society and the planet.
- Jointly devise with science and policy leaders from around the world the future diplomatic envelopes needed to embrace science advances for the greatest beneﬁt of humanity, while minimizing their risks and undesirable consequences.
- Learn to apply cutting-edge anticipation methodologies, scientific insights and quantitative methods to diplomatic practices for improving negotiation processes, international conflict resolution and global governance for responding to global challenges.
- Get an insider view of International Geneva as the global hub of Science and Diplomacy for multilateralism and network with its key actors.
- Participate in a “Multilateralism Lab” with simulations and scenarios to help shape the future of science diplomacy.
Who is it aimed at?
- Scientists and academics from natural and social sciences with expertise and interest in GESDA’s thematic focus areas (Advanced AI and the Quantum Revolution, Human Augmentation, Eco-Regeneration and Geo-Engineering, Science & Diplomacy).
- National diplomats/policymakers / legislators interested in the interface between science and policy.
- Representatives from international organizations working on multilateral frameworks for frontier tech issues.
- Representatives from the private sector developing frontier technologies/deep tech startups and companies.
- Representatives from the civil society/NGO involved in advocacy efforts around agenda topics.
Please complete this form to submit your expression of interest until 28 February 2023.
For more information about the programme, please visit https://sdweek.gesda.global
For application questions please email [email protected]