Advancements in science and technology (S&T) are heightening aspirations of societies throughout the world at an unprecedented pace while dramatically changing the way personal and business affairs are conducted. A National Academy of Sciences Committee recently released a study that recommends that the Department of State take full advantage of the leading S&T capabilities of the United States.
The study states that S&T capabilities provide the department with many opportunities to promote a variety of the interests of the United States and its allies in a rapidly changing world wherein S&T are important drivers of economic development at home and abroad and help ensure international security.
This report assesses and makes recommendations concerning the changing environment for the conduct of diplomacy in the years ahead, with a focus on the role of S&T in the development and implementation of U.S. policies and programs.
To learn more about the report, please visit http://www.nap.edu/catalog/21730/diplomacy-for-the-21st-century-embedding-a-culture-of-science to download the PDF or pre-order the paperback.