On 23 November, InsSciDE brought together a science diplomacy (SD) power team for an open training session targeting nanoscientists. Entitled Science Diplomacy: A New Way to Think About Your Role in a Community of Research, the workshop was part of the online EU NanoSafety Cluster Training Day for NanoSAFE’20. Speakers shared their personal and professional journeys through SD arenas, then dialogued with participants in breakout sessions.

The European External Action Service – EEAS, Europe’s “foreign ministry” – openly relies on the NanoSafety Cluster to help build scientific cooperation and raise awareness on European goals, values and priorities. This science-diplomatic role engages both institutions and individuals. In the words of SAbyNA’s Claire Mays, the workshop aimed “to help participants think of their roles as centered within an international community of research – and reflect on how stepping out of pure disciplinary roles in order to communicate values may help change the way people and political structures deal with global challenges in their own context.”

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