fbpx Study Group: Global Science Collaborations: Promise and Politics | Harvard Kennedy School
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Date and Location

April 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Virtual

Contact

617-495-9379

This study group will explore the future of open scientific collaboration in an age of de-globalisation. China is set to overtake the US to become the world’s biggest spender on R&D and has been investing in science collaboration with key partners overseas, but past patterns of internationalisation of scientific enquiry may not continue in the future. Russian science has been cut off from collaborating with much of the West this year, in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. There is a growing possibility that a combination of hardening geopolitics and further Chinese 'intellectual decoupling' will lead to a slowdown in the cross-border collaboration that has characterised recent decades. The group will hear from serving UK Science Minister Rt Hon George Freeman, as well as from the co-authors of two recent M-RCBG studies focusing on international collaboration between China, India and the United Kingdom: Natural partners: Building a comprehensive UK-India knowledge partnership & The China question: Managing risks and maximizing benefits from partnership in higher education and research.Speakers:

  • Rt Hon George Freeman, MP, UK Minister for Science
  • Rt Hon Jo Johnson, Senior Fellow M-RCBG and President's Professorial Fellow at King's College London, & Former UK Minister of State for Universities & Science.
  • Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.
  • Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director of Education Insight.
  • Jonathan Grant. Founding Director, Different Angles.

**This study group is open to those with a Harvard.edu email address.**

Speakers and Presenters

  • Rt Hon George Freeman, MP, UK Minister for Science
  • Rt Hon Jo Johnson, Senior Fellow M-RCBG and President's Professorial Fellow at King's College London, & Former UK Minister of State for Universities & Science.
  • Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.
  • Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director of Education Insight.
  • Jonathan Grant. Founding Director, Different Angles.

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