Tom Wang Talking science diplomacy with AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy Director Tom Wang Thursday, June 9, 2016 In the 21st century, the world’s biggest challenges are scientific and technical. But issues like climate change, nuclear proliferation, and disease outbreaks have little respect for the borders that humans have sketched across the globe. Sir Peter Gluckman Sir Peter Gluckman, a facilitator for international collaboration Member Spotlight June 6, 2016 Despite being one of the smallest and most remote advanced economies in the world, about 40 percent of New Zealand’s scientific papers have an international partner, according to Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Adviser to New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key and winner of the 2015 AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Leadership Lessons from Confronting Crises Video May 24, 2016 Leadership skills are often honed in the crucible of crisis, for issues ranging from a budget meltdown to a natural disaster. Science Editor-in-Chief and president-elect, National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt is no stranger to crisis management—during her years helming the USGS, she was known as the "master of disaster." In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, she gives examples of lessons she has gained from her career of fighting oil spills, responding to earthquakes, reinventing institutions, and even combating scientific misconduct. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals Video March 29, 2016 Last September, the United Nations member countries approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as their 2030 Agenda for guiding the world over the next 15 years. In January, AAAS Fellow E. VIDEO: Review AAAS Sphere presentations from the 2016 Annual Meeting Video March 31, 2016 These thought-provoking talks were apart of AAAS's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. They cover a range of topics, career development, education, science policy and more. Q&A with AAAS Director of Meetings and Public Engagement, Tiffany Lohwater Q&A with AAAS Director of Meetings and Public Engagement, Tiffany Lohwater Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Each year, AAAS brings together thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists to discuss recent developments in science and technology at its Annual Meeting. The latest meeting was held in Northwest Washington, D.C., from February 11-16. STEM professonals attended symposia, plenary and topical lectures, specialized seminars, poster sessions, an international Exhibit Hall, and the free community science showcase, Family Science Days. AAAS Fellow William Colglazier appointed to new UN advisory committee AAAS Fellow William Colglazier appointed to new UN advisory committee Thursday, January 28, 2016 AAAS Fellow William Colglazier has been appointed to a new United Nations advisory committee, the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The 10-member group will support the creation and use of innovative technologies for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which seeks to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. Science relaunches website Science relaunches website Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Sciencemag.org, AAAS's online flagship journal, Science, has a brand new look that incorporates many new features as well as existing online elements from the more recent journals in the Science family. The site rolled over on Tuesday, around 1:00 p.m. U.S.-Polish scientific cooperation award seeks nominations U.S.-Polish scientific cooperation award seeks nominations Thursday, December 10, 2015 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) are pleased to announce an opening call for nominations in the second edition of the Poland – U.S. Science Award. The award addresses outstanding scientific achievements in any field of science accomplished in American-Polish scientific cooperation and is granted jointly to two researchers on the basis of a competition. The Award amounts to $5,000 for each of the researchers. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq Video December 01, 2015 The humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq includes concerns about the region's cultural heritage. With over 250,000 dead and millions displaced, all aspects of daily life have been upended. Destruction of the region’s historical sites has prompted an outpouring of international concern. Cultural heritage sites are a critical component of the physical manifestation of cultural identity. Despite many humanitarian interventions, there have been fewer efforts to protect the heritage inside both countries.