2019 Boston Science Diplomacy Dissertation Enhancement Workshop

Are you ready for your research to inform real-world decision making and decision makers? Join the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University for lectures and activities on the theory and practice of science diplomacy and international policy. We welcome doctoral students and researchers from all disciplines as well as diplomatic officials working on science and technology to the third annual Boston Science Diplomacy Dissertation Enhancement Workshop.

This year’s theme will be, “Evidentia: Proof and Decision-making”. We will cover academic content related to the natural sciences, political science, international relations, and more. Through this experience you will enhance your understanding of science diplomacy theory and practice and augment your skills in:

  • negotiation and consensus building
  • effective communication, including policy memo writing and balanced advocacy
  • dispute resolution and more.

This year’s workshop will be held on October 10 -11, 2019 at the University of Massachusetts Club: 1 Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston, MA, 02108.

The cost for participation is $60 and will cover all materials and meals. Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the participants.


Please Note: A UMass Boston staff member will contact registrants prior to October 4th to collect the $60 registration fees via UMass Boston systems.

From the latest knowledge on scientific issues at the national and international level, stakeholder analysis, simulation activities, and policy pitches, this two-day interactive program offers several types of learning opportunities. We welcome a variety of interests and backgrounds and look forward to your application and participation in Boston’s science diplomacy network.

Speakers and Program Details: TBA

If you have any questions as a prospective participant please contact mccormack.gradschool@umb.edu



Associate Professor, Maria Ivanova, UMass Boston
Dean David W. Cash, UMass Boston
Professor Larry Susskind, MIT
Professor Paul Berkman, Tufts


Thank you to our Sponsors:

University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University.