August 19, 2015
Guests: Rush Holt, Vaughan Turekian and Audra Wolfe
With science and technology playing a bigger role in the world, many people believe science and scientists should play a bigger role in international affairs. Recently US Secretary of Energy, physicist Ernst Moniz, was key to the US-Iran nuclear agreement. The Ebola outbreak also demonstrated how important scientists are in international policy. This hour, we explore the idea of science diplomacy, using science to build bridges with other nations and tackle some of the globe’s most challenging problems with scientific collaboration. Marty talks RUSH HOLT, physicist and former Congressman who is now CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), VAUGHAN TUREKIAN, chief international officer at AAAS and director of the Center for Science Diplomacy, and AUDRA WOLFE, writer and historian who is writing a book on the history of science diplomacy.