Towards Global Governance of Neuroscience

This new course aims to strategically connect science diplomacy with neuroscience, exploring the ethical, geopolitical, human rights and governance aspects of this scientific discipline and why we should all pay attention to it.

Advances in the field of Neuroscience are increasingly linked to Artificial Intelligence, ethical aspects, geopolitical, human rights and development issues, and need a joint approach from science and diplomacy.

The Latin American Postgraduate Course: Scientific Diplomacy applied to Neurosciences will be held free of charge and in virtual mode from 12 July to 4 August; registration will be open until 30 June. The proposal is aimed at postgraduate students, although undergraduate students and academic professionals in related areas, as well as diplomats and government representatives, will also be able to participate.

The course is the first in the world on this topic and aims to present the emerging field of Scientific Diplomacy associated with Neuroscience, from the perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean.

It is co-organised by María E. Castelló (PEDECIBA Biology, Clemente Estable Biological Research Institute, Uruguay), Marga Gual Soler (SciDipGLOBAL, Spain) and Guillermo Anlló (UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean). International experts will share their stories on how diplomacy has the potential to build innovative initiatives in relation to neuroscience research, crossed by ethical, geopolitical, human rights and governance aspects of neurotechnologies and artificial intelligence.

Latin American Postgraduate Course-PEDECIBA

Science Diplomacy applied to Neuroscience

12 July - 4 August 2021

Module I - Introduction to Science Diplomacy

Session Friday: 16/07 - 10:00 - 11:30
Panelist: Marcella Ohira
La diplomacia científica para afrontar los retos del cambio global en América Latina y el Caribe. Estudios de caso, buenas prácticas, desafíos y espacios de oportunidad para fortalecer esta interfaz.