In conjunction with Professor Paul Berkman at the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University, Professor Susskind is helping to create the new Tufts Science Diplomacy Center. The Center will sponsor a series of training activities around the world including an annual Science Diplomacy Dissertation Enhancement Workshop in August for Boston-area doctoral students (in conjunction with the Science Diplomacy Program of the American Academic for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)). The emergence of science diplomacy as a new area of professional development for science and social science doctoral students is an important breakthrough. In conjunction with Professor Noel Sellin in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science (EAPS) at MIT, Professor Susskind has been developing new ways of incorporating negotiation and policy advisory skill-building into advanced doctoral study. The Mercury Game, developed by SIC, is being incorporated into the training programs being sponsored by the Center for Science Diplomacy at AAAS.
The Mercury Game is avaliable in both print and digital form, from the Program on Negotiation at Havard Law School. Click here to download a copy.
To read more about the importance of building policy literacy and skills for climate scientists in parallel to science literacy for the public, click this link to read 'The need ot build policy literacy into climate science education' (WIRES Climate Change).