Our work with international governments has formed collaborations around the world.

PSPDG is a member group of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY).

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Enrique Lin Shiao, with Marga Gual Soler and Roman Macaya Hayes, at the 2017 Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania

Enrique Lin Shiao, with Marga Gual Soler and Roman Macaya Hayes, at the 2017 Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania

Partner

Costa Rica

Completed

2017

people

  • Enrique Lin Shiao, PSPDG

  • Marga Gual Soler, AAAS

  • Román Macaya Hayes, Costa Rican Ambassador to US

 

Lead by PSPDG co-president Enrique Lin Shiao, members of PSPDG have visited the Costa Rican Embassy, and Roman Macaya Hayes, Costa Rican Ambassador to the US, has spoken at a number of PSPDG events, including as the keynote speaker of the 2017 Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Symposium. The partnership has resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Penn’s Center for Global Health, the international arm of Penn Medicine, and the Costa Rican Ministry of Health to promote mutual cooperation in health research and education.


Korean-American and North Korean scientists discussing medical research at the 2017 Pyongyang Medical Conference, hosted in Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Korean-American and North Korean scientists discussing medical research at the 2017 Pyongyang Medical Conference, hosted in Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

people

  • Sharon Kim, PSPDG

  • Kee B. Park, Korean-American Medical Association

partner

North Korea

completed

2016, 2017

 

PSPDG member Sharon Kim worked with the Korean-American Medical Association and their initiative Friends in Health: DPRK. Through this collaboration, Sharon traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to engage in bilateral medical and scientific exchange with DPRK scientists and physicians at the Pyongyang Medical Conference in 2017 and 2018.


Povilas Kučinskas and Aaron Tatad at the Lithuania Parliamant

Povilas Kučinskas and Aaron Tatad at the Lithuania Parliamant

Partner

Lithuania

people

  • Aaron Tatad, PSPDG

  • Povilas Kučinskas, University of Pennsylvania

  • Krista Bard, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

Completed

2017

 

Our collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania began in 2016, taking the form of pro-bono scientific consulting. PSPDG members conducted interviews of Lithuanian-Americans living in Philadelphia, in addition to performing a literature review. The results were written up in a report, and Aaron Tatad was able to travel to Lithuania to present the results, in person, to Parliament.