Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School
Lectures are organized following 10 different substantive modules:
- Introduction to Science and Technology Diplomacy
- Science and Technology Diplomacy in the Mediterranean
- European Science Diplomacy
- National Approaches in Science Diplomacy
- City-led Science Diplomacy
- Role-play in Science Diplomacy
- Technology Diplomacy
- Global Health Diplomacy
- Climate Change Diplomacy
- Careers in Science Diplomacy
Each module has about 2.5-3h of live sessions a day during two weeks (starting at 17.00 GMT+1).
Each module is complemented by about 1-1.5h of off-line work through a custom-made platform. Off-line work includes listening to pre-recorded short lectures and interviews covering relevant material from the topic at stake, readings, quizzes, forums and more.
Drawing from the understanding that current global challenges need a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural approach, participants will be able to gain hands-on knowledge with practical sessions on science diplomacy skills, international negotiations role-play simulation and networking activities to effectively their careers in science diplomacy. Two modules are specifically designed to achieve such an outcome: a specifically designed role-play simulation in Science Diplomacy, and a module on Careers in Science Diplomacy. The course also offers small group mentorship sessions with speakers.
Embedded in our two week long program are activities designed to make sure participants get the chance to know each other and have deep and extensive dialogues with peers and experts.