Science Diplomacy in the Context of Medical Education

Event Poster "Science Diplomacy in the Context of Medical Education" © DWIH New York

Our Head of Programs Dr. Jan Lüdert spoke at an online session for medical students participating in the International Collaboration and Exchange Program (ICEP) on April 13 at 8 AM (EDT) / 2 PM (CET).

Event Information

April 13, 2024, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Organizer(s): International Collaboration and Exchange Program (Columbia ICEP), DWIH New York

To find out more about the ICEP, check out our 2023 webinar (incl. event recording) about this topic.

Dr.  Lüdert provided a practitioner´s perspective on the evolving field of science and knowledge diplomacy. The talk
a) offered a brief outline of the historical and political context of establishing a global network of German Centers for Research and Innovation (DWIH);
b) discussed normative and practical importance as instances of both science and knowledge diplomacy for establishing academic freedom and exchange between researchers, policymakers, and industry;
c) illustrated the day-to-day praxis of the DWIH New York through highlighting the work of the center.

This was followed by a discussion on the importance of fostering science and knowledge diplomacy, considering contestations to the liberal order, academic freedom, and science skepticism amongst others.

Our Experts

Luedert Headshot
Jan Lüdert is Head of Programs at the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York. Jan earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He holds Harvard Kennedy’s School Public Leadership Credential; a First-Class Honors MA in International Relations from the Australian National University; and a BA in Public Policy from Hamburg University for Economics and Politics. He previously served as Associate Professor at City University of Seattle where he was the inaugural Director of Curriculum and Instruction. He held positions as Visiting Research Scholar at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at City University of New York's Graduate Center as well as Research Associate with the DFG 'Dynamics of Security' project at Philipps Marburg University. He is an alumnus of Seattle's World Affairs Council Fellows and UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues Scholar programs.
Jan Lüdert, German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York

Moderated by:

  • Maheen Siddiqui, Medical Student, King’s College London & senior National Student Leaders (sNSLs), ICE program
  • Mona Hadj Mohamed, Medical Student, LMU Munich & senior National Student Leaders (sNSLs), ICE program