Global Engagement in Science: The University’s Fourth Mission?
Journal article, 2018

In this article, the authors - three scientists and a diplomat, working across multiple continents - intend to impart some of the broad perspective and deep experience they’ve gained over the years as professionals. The diplomat among us, stationed in the Middle East, has played a role in fostering peace in a region long beset by conflict. Drawing from accumulated lessons, we intend to discuss how others can be encouraged to contribute to global science, regardless of their background or national origin. In taking on this challenge, we will share insights from our various tenures as operators of bilateral aid programs, members of international science organizations, and participants in government negotiations and other events featuring the development of global science.


Morsy A. M. Abu-Youssef

Alexandria University

Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Peter Weiderud


Omar M Yaghi

University of California

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