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, Tufts University, and Boston 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 complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the registration process.

Part 1: Part 2:



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.

The full program and list of faculty and staff affiliated with the 2019 workshop can be found here.

The print version of the program can be found here.

The print version of the list of organizers can be found here.

The print version of the list of consuls general can be found here.

If you have any questions as a prospective participant please contact workshop coordinator, Anna Dubrova.

Previous workshops were hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science Impact Collaborative (2018) and Tufts University Science Diplomacy Center (2017). View highlights from the 2017 workshop here.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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