Science Diplomacy and Environmental Peacebuilding Webinar Series

When:  Apr 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CET)
Associated with  Community Forum
The link provided here will take you to the first in a webinar series discussing prospects for science diplomacy and environmental peacebuilding in the context of various regions. We will be joined in this session by Dr. Simge Davulcu and Dr. Myrtani Pieri from Cyprus to discuss this topic and its relevance to Cyprus.

There are many regions worldwide, where ties between divided communities can be strengthened through scientific cooperation. Diplomacy has a long and successful history among scientific researchers. Dr. Davulcu and Dr. Pieri would like to highlight models of engagement between divided communities to promote peace. As a case study they will talk about the collaboration between researchers in the North and South of Cyprus to showcase community and peace building efforts of young researchers. The opportunities to advance science diplomacy are being embraced by young researchers who recognize that the future is here and the future is now. They will then highlight the importance of the required skills for science collaboration and communication in general, then this being used as a tool to link divided societies, specifically in Cyprus. They will touch upon initiatives to form a united association for Cypriot scientists, the Mediterranean Science Festival, and planned bi-communal scientific activities including a joint Cafe Scientifique and workshops for children in North and South Cyprus among others. They will also reflect on environmental and climate challenges faced by Cyprus, and how scientists from both parts can engage in science diplomacy in addressing them.

Theme: Science Diplomacy and Environmental Peacebuilding in Cyprus: Overcoming Political Boundaries by Leveraging Science and Protecting the Environment


Dr. Simge Davulcu, Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry, Girne American University, Girne/Kyrenia, Cyprus

Dr. Myrtani Pieri, Assistant Professor, School of Sciences and Engineering, Department of Life and Health Sciences, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

The session will be moderated by Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram, Co-Coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India


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Dhanasree Jayaram