Science Diplomacy & Leadership Program 2016
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University - Washington DC Center
June 26 – July 2, 2016
Applications close March 31, 2016
The Center for Engagement & Training in Science and Society (CENTSS) at Arizona State University is seeking applicants for the Science Outside the Lab Science Diplomacy & Leadership Program that will take place from June 26 to July 2, 2016 in Washington DC.
This workshop will expose scientists and engineers to key transnational and regional challenges and opportunities related to science, technology, environment and health in the Americas. The course is designed as an immersion experience combining academic lectures, field visits, professional development workshops, networking opportunities and leadership training. Participants will develop a broad set of skills and practical tools to work across borders, cultures and disciplines to understand and address emerging societal challenges and become agents of change in their countries and in the region as a whole.
Read more about the program in this article.
The program is divided in three modules:
- Academic module: includes lectures by Arizona State University faculty and inspiring US and Latin American speakers on the key thematic areas of science diplomacy — i.e., energy, environment, climate, water, global health, space exploration –, as well as visits to embassies, federal agencies, non-profits, multilateral bodies and think tanks focused on regional engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Leadership module: training in communication, teamwork, cross-cultural awareness, innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Networking: participants will join a growing inter-American network of young leaders and innovators reaching across borders to positively impact the future of the region beyond the duration of the program.
Applications are invited from scientists and engineers interested in the intersection of science and diplomacy, especially in a Latin American/Caribbean context.
How much does it cost?
$2,500 includes all activities and materials, shared lodging for 6 nights at George Washington University dorms, 6 breakfasts, 5 weekday lunches and local transportation. Participants are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements to Washington DC as well as all evening meals.
$2,000 without lodging and breakfast.
Download this application (Word doc.) or the PDF file, (Download with Adobe Reader to activate form mode). Complete and email as an attachment to CENTSS@asu.edu or by fax to (480) 727-8791 by Thursday, March 31, 2016.