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Affinity Group
American Association for the Advancement of Science
 –  Auditorium  –  1200 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20005

Symposium: Global Health Diplomacy

Past, Present & Future


You are cordially invited to attend the symposium, Global Health Diplomacy - Past, Present, and Future. This symposium is being presented by the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Affinity Group: Science Diplomacy.
Over the last century, responses to health crises have progressively shifted to encompass the global community. Effective responses to current and emerging health issues will require coordinated efforts across countries and communities, which can only be achieved by building collaborative foundations and strong diplomatic ties. Join invited experts and the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship community on the journey from the past to the present of global health diplomacy, to understand how scientists, health professionals, and diplomats will collaboratively address the global health challenges of the future!



8:00 a.m.Registration & coffee networking
8:30 a.m.Opening keynote by Dr. Amita Gupta, Johns Hopkins University
9:20 a.m.Session I: Successes and lessons learned in health diplomacy  
·       Judyth Twigg, Virginia Commonwealth University  
·       Miriam Temin, Population Council  
·       Judith Kaufmann, U.S. Department of State (retired)
11:00 a.m.Interactive activity & lunch
12:30 p.m.Session II: Present challenges in health diplomacy  
·       Amir Afkhami, George Washington University  
·       Linda Mobula, U.S. Agency for International Development  
·       Katherine Bliss, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Girasol Global Policy Consulting
2:10 p.m.Session III: Science and policy for the future of health diplomacy  
·       Andrew Bremer, National Institutes of Health  
·       Michael Hodin, Global Coalition on Aging  
·       Nicole Mahoney, Merck
3:40 p.m.Closing remarks by Ambassador Jimmy Kolker
4:30 p.m.Reception