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Science & Technology and the Frontiers of 21st Century Trade Policy: 5th Neureiter Science Diplomacy Roundtable

05 October 2017

The Neureiter Science Diplomacy Roundtables seek to address contemporary topics in science diplomacy by bringing together a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and thought leaders in an informal, not-for-attribution dialogue that can make real contributions to science diplomacy practice. 

The roundtable was launched in 2012 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honour of Dr Norman Neureiter, the first science advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State. 

Since 2014, the roundtable has in alternate years been co-organised and hosted outside the United States in partnership with key science and technology and public policy organisations, including the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo.

For the 5th Neureiter Roundtable, the Royal Society and AAAS brought together 15 leaders from policy, diplomacy, trade, science, and industry in the United Kingdom and the U.S. to explore the trends and drivers changing the shape of international trade. 

Delegates participated in moderated discussions to highlight the role of advances in science and technology and their effect on the frontiers of a rapidly changing international trade system. 

In three sessions, the Roundtable examined ‘The Changing Face of International Trade’, ‘The Use of Science and Scientific Evidence in 21st Century International Trade’ and ‘Building Internal Science and Technology Capability in Trade Organisations’.