Cathy Campbell’s Science Op Ed Calls for Scientists to Lead in U.S.-Russian Science Diplomacy

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Released: 24-Jun-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: CRDF Global

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Newswise — In the most recent issue of Science magazine, published by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), CRDF Global President and CEO Cathy Campbell discussed the importance of continued scientific collaborations between U.S. and Russia, and shared recommendations for how scientists can lead the way to a reversal in this tense situation.

Read the full op-ed, “Warming U.S.-Russia relations” with free registration at Science.

Campbell helped negotiate the U.S.-Russia Science and Technology Agreement, in 1993. Now up for renewal, she says it should be allowed to lapse. Scientists are most effective when they can work directly with their counterparts rather than through cooperation that is driven by high-level government initiatives.

In Science, she outlines the two conditions necessary for a bottom-up investigator-initiated approach to U.S-Russian science collaboration, and also notes the importance of cooperation with Ukraine.

To learn more about Campbell’s position on Russian-U.S. science diplomacy, or to request an interview, please contact


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