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Illustration for news: Alexander Sokolov about the Importance of Science Diplomacy

Alexander Sokolov about the Importance of Science Diplomacy

Alexander Sokolov, the Deputy Director of HSE’s Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, in a large interview with the EU research project S4D4C ('Using Science for / in Diplomacy for addressing global Challenges'), talks about aspects of science diplomacy in the HSE projects and its importance in the development of the HSE itself.

Science Diplomacy is Gaining “Soft Power”

On February 21, in the framework of the HSE ISSEK Master’s Programme “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” Professor Pierre-Bruno Ruffini of the University of Le Havre (France) delivered a public lecture on key aspects of “science diplomacy”, which is turning into an increasingly important element of various countries’ influence strategies and the main “soft power” tool in their competing for people’s “hearts and minds”.