Longtime Diplomat, UN Science Advisor Speaks Sept. 9 at U of I
MOSCOW, ID — A longtime diplomat who serves as a science advisor to the United Nations (UN) will speak 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the University of Idaho in Moscow.
Bill Colglazier, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the journal Science and Diplomacy and senior scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, previously served as science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2011-13 and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry from 2013-14. Through his work over the past 25 years, Colglazier has advanced science policy, science diplomacy and international collaboration in science and technology at the UN as well as the U.S. State Department.
Colglazier will discuss the increasing importance of international research partnerships to solve global challenges during his talk in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. He also will meet with students while on campus.
“The University of Idaho is thrilled to bring Dr. Colglazier to Moscow. This is an important opportunity for our students, faculty, staff and the community to engage directly with the science and technology advisor to two U.S. Secretaries of State, as well as to the UN,” U of I President Scott Green said. “Dr. Colglazier’s visit highlights the University of Idaho’s goal of providing our students with exceptional research and applied learning opportunities in various fields, including science diplomacy.”