President Şeker Attended the Conference on Science Diplomacy for a Sustainable Future
Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker, the President of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), attended the conference on "Science Diplomacy for a Sustainable Future" held at Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ). Prior to the program, Prof. Şeker had a meeting with the invited speaker Dr. E. William Colglazier and TÜBA Principal Member, ODTÜ Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Verşan Kök.
Dr. Colglazier, one of the leading figures in the field of science diplomacy, discussed the increasing importance of science diplomacy for today and the future in his speech at the conference. He stated that science is a powerful tool to enhance both national and global diplomacy and that diplomacy can help foster the development of science on an international scale. Emphasizing the growing significance of science collaborating with diplomacy, he highlighted how science diplomacy becomes increasingly important with the acceleration of scientific and technological advancements. Dr. Colglazier also emphasized that the wide array of emerging technologies presents opportunities, challenges, and complexities. In this regard, he underlined the crucial role of science diplomacy in recognizing the advantages and managing the risks.
During the event, Prof. Dr. Şeker presented Dr. E. William Colglazier with a selection of scientific publications issued by TÜBA.