Climate change, global epidemics, water resource drought and flood extremes and biodiversity loss are just a few of the transboundary challenges that require transdisciplinary approaches to resolve. There is a pressing need to develop responsive policies based on state-of-the-art science, health and engineering expertise. To that end, The University of Arizona is pleased to announce and welcome participation in this upcoming meeting.
This forum will convene local and international policymakers, diplomats, scientists, engineers, medical researchers, and health professionals to discuss opportunities and successes in this critical and emerging field. Topics will be addressed broadly, with a focus on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. E. William Colglazier, former Science and Technology Adviser for the U.S. Department of State, will lead a panel of eminent scientist-diplomats who will offer high-level perspectives on the SPD field’s history and future. The next two days will feature a mixture of keynote speakers and general conference sessions. Of note, to promote student involvement and the next generation of policy-supporting scientists, a panel of American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows will discuss SPD career opportunities.
This conference is hosted by The University of Arizona Science, Health, and Policy Development Initiative. Papers for presentation are solicited through June 30, 2019. Registration opens on June 1. We will also accept proposals for full sessions, and registration fees will be reduced for session organizers. Awards will be given for the three best papers. All complete papers will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings.