JSPG & APS FPS Special Issue Events
Policy and Governance on Science, Technology and Global Security
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the American Physical Society Forum on Physics and Society (APS FPS) are pleased to announce a call for papers and competition to provide policymakers with a new perspective on how scientific expertise could be useful to the complex brew of 21st foreign policy and national security challenges, resulting in a special issue on Policy and Governance on Science, Technology and Global Security.
Leading up to the submission deadline, JSPG and APS FPS will organize a series of training sessions to provide prospective authors with opportunities to practice policy writing, and to inspire and empower them with expert perspectives on science, technology and global security topics to inform their submissions to the Special Issue.
Science policy paper writing workshop: March 6, 2023 (1-3pm ET): Writing workshop on science, technology and global security policy and governance. This workshop will provide a broad overview of the topics in the Special Issue, followed by instructions for writing policy papers and opportunities to practice developing paper outlines in breakout rooms with feedback from reviewers. For the purposes of this workshop, breakout rooms will focus on the two subsequent webinar themes.
Webinar 1: March 21, 2023 (12-1pm ET): Policy and Governance on Science and Technology. This webinar will provide a deeper look at the security implications of climate change. This could include discussions over how a changing climate could drive increased conflict over immigration, competition for water, and arable land, competition for critical minerals, who should pay for climate adaptation, and other factors.
Webinar 2: April 4, 2023 (1:30-2:30pm ET): : Foreign Policy and National Security. This webinar will explore the foreign policy implications of new information technologies and advances in biology. Information technologies are becoming battlegrounds in and between nation states with potentially profound impacts on the operation of democratic institutions, intelligence operations, the conduct of kinetic conflicts, and in many other areas.