How to be a science diplomat in Europe

10 June 2021, 3pm


How to be a science diplomat in Europe

10 June 2021

The Centre for Science and Policy in collaboration with the Berlin Center for Global Engagement of the Berlin University Alliance organised a talk which was delivered by Dr Jan Marco Müller – a former CSaP Policy Fellow, and the current Science & Technology Advisor in the European External Action Service (EEAS).

In his talk, Jan Marco shared insights based on his experiences of working as a science advisor among diplomats, and advising on matters ranging from critical raw materials and climate change to the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

In August 2020, Jan Marco was appointed as the first Science & Technology Advisor in the EEAS which is coordinating the EU’s foreign and security policies. Previously he was the Science Diplomacy Coordinator of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna; the Chief of Staff to Dame Anne Glover during her time as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission; and an assistant to the Director General of the Joint Research Centre – the European Commission’s in-house science and knowledge service.

Paola A. Yanguas Parra, a research associate at the Technische Universität Berlin, whose work focuses on international climate and energy policy and evidence-based policy design for societal transitions out fossil-fuels dependency responds to Dr Müller.

Paola coordinates a new multilateral initiative co-hosted at the TU Berlin: the Transnational Centre for Just Transitions in Energy, Climate & Sustainability (TRAJECTS), one of eight new Global Centres funded by DAAD and dedicated to climate and healthcare.

To view the talk, please click on the link below: