Ten Scientists Who Are Changing the World

Ten Science Diplomats Working Across Borders Show How to Combine Science and International Relations


  1. The Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science launched the #IAmAScienceDiplomat campaign to encourage scientists to share their stories working internationally, proving that science has no borders.
  2. Mande Holford, professor of Chemical Biology at Hunter College, uses science as a universal language to build bridges.
  3. Jonathan Kolby, National Geographic Explorer, specializes in international wildlife trade and policy.
  4. Danielle Lee is a biologist who works internationally to share science with generally audiences, especially under-served groups.
  5. Cathy Campbell promotes science diplomacy and international collaboration as the president of @crdfglobal. Read her Science & Diplomacy piece on US-DPRK science engagement:  http://www.sciencediplomacy.org/article/2012/consortium-model-for-science-engagement .
  6. James Hammond works with scientists in North Korea to study a volcano.  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/23/north-korea-volcano-mount-paektu .
  7. Seth Zenz works with scientists from across the globe at CERN.
  8. Julie Hecht worked with international researchers abroad to study dogs.
  9. Frances Colon advises the U.S. Secretary of State on science issues affecting international relations.
  10. Marga Gual Soler advances science diplomacy as the Project Director at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy
  11. Astrobiologist David Grinspoon works on international space projects.