Operating Short-Term to Long-Term through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Negotiating a Global Renaissance with Science Diplomacy

We now are in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, when common interests in survival are being expressed across the Earth in the absence of global conflict. How can we transform our world at local-global levels, evolving beyond this period of nationalism? How can we respond with informed decisions that couple local-global governance mechanisms and build infrastructure, short-term to long-term? Defying conventional wisdom, the United States and the Soviet Union cooperated continuously in Antarctica and Outer Space throughout the Cold War, despite the animosities that isolated them in every other sphere. The lessons from Antarctica — particularly applying science as a tool of diplomacy — reveal that the starting point of negotiations determines the end result. In Antarctica, the United States and the Soviet Union started from a point of common interests. In this talk, Professor Berkman introduces science diplomacy as an international, interdisciplinary, and inclusive (holistic) process, involving informed decisionmaking to balance national interests and common interests for the benefit of all on Earth across generations. Presentation with the Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, on 26 March 2020.
Institution/Organization Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy - Tufts University
Resource type Video Lecture/Webinar
Language English
Field of Study Law (broad programmes)
Content Owner/Rights Holder Paul Arthur Berkman
Copyright/Licencing Information open use - permission required for reproduction
Keywords COVID-19sustainabilityinclusionEducationArctic Changemultidisciplinary
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