The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and DiploFoundation will hold a discussion on science diplomacy in practice in the United States on 27 June, at the AAAS Headquarters in Washington DC.
The event aims to discuss a recent joint study and report on how diplomatic outposts can utilise science and technology representatives to conduct activities in Washington DC and in global innovation hubs, with a particular focus on the Boston ecosystem. It will feature a discussion on how countries have activated and elevated their presence in Boston’s unique ecosystem to harness the benefits of this cradle of research and innovation and its bustling startup scene as well as outline models for countries looking to develop their science and technology diplomacy efforts.
For more information and to register, visit the event page.
Originally from the Czech Republic, Dr Tereza Horejsova is currently based in Washington DC. Joining Diplo in 2012, Tereza has had an international career in academia and the non-governmental sector in the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland. During her stay in Geneva (2012‒2016), she coordinated the activities of the Geneva Internet Platform. She holds an MA in International Area Studies and a PhD in European Studies, both from the Charles University in Prague.
Ms Pavlina Ittelson joined Diplo in 2017 and currently serves as a Program Officer at Diplo US. She also monitors the topics of jurisdiction and alternative dispute resolution for the GIP Digital Watch Observatory. Prior to joining Diplo, Pavlina was a legal project manager in the fields of international business, science, and technology. She previously worked as an Attorney in Slovakia and the Czech Republic specialising in international business transactions. Pavlina received her degree in Law from Comenius University, Bratislava, and her LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University, Budapest. A native of Slovakia, Pavlina now resides in the Washington, DC area.