Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

PROGRAMMES

SCIENCE DIPLOMACY PROGRAMME

As an organization advocating the centrality of science and technology for prosperity, human development and social progress for over 20 years among its Member States, COMSATS has long practiced the principles of Science Diplomacy in its conventional dimensions. This has helped raise awareness, facilitated scientific exchanges and allowed international collaborative projects and research under its umbrella. The recent launch of the COMSATS’ Science Diplomacy Programme is a new approach towards addressing needs of scientists, diplomats, journalists and policy-makers to build peace among nations using scientific knowledge and principles for allowing informed decision making.

The programme entails a COMSATS’ Science Ambassador Scheme, a series of lectures on Science contributing to International Diplomacy, Discussion forums on Contemporary Issues affected by science and other capacity building activities in the planes of Science popularization, advocacy and diplomacy.

Currently there are seven Science Ambassadors in different fields:

  • Science Ambassador Emeritus for Science Diplomacy
    Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi
    Former Executive Director COMSATS
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: imtinanq@comsats.net.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Biotechnology
    Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar
    Rector
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: rector@comsats.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Physics
    Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti
    Dean/ Professor
    Faculty of Science
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: asbhatti@comsats.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Engineering and Technology
    Dr. M. Sabieh Anwar
    Associate Professor
    Department of Physics
    Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering
    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
    D.H.A, Lahore Cantt. 54792
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Email: sabieh@lums.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Energy
    Dr. Nasrullah Khan
    Foreign Faculty Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: nasrullahk@yahoo.com

 

  • Science Ambassador for Climate Change
    Dr. Athar Hussain
    Professor
    Department of Meteorology
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: athar.hussain@comsats.edu.pk

 

  • Science Ambassador for Microbiology
    Prof. Dr. Habib Bokhari
    Department of Biosciences
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
    Park Road, Chak Shehzad Campus
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Email: habib@comsats.edu.pk

COMSATS’ Lecture Series in Science Diplomacy

Scientific Perspective on Sustainable Development Goals for Pakistan (May 2016)
Biosurveillance: Science Needs for Microbial Forensics (April 2016)
Science Diplomacy: An Overview (March 2016)
UNFCCC, Koyoto Protocol and beyond (June 2015)

COMSATS’ Capacity Building and Sensitizing Activities
COMSATS-ECOSF Seminar on Science Communication & Journalism
Seminar on ‘Quality Science Education: Securing a Sustainable Future for All’

COMSATS’ Discussion Forums
Roundtable Discussion on Science Diplomacy in the South
COMSATS’ Discussion Forum on ‘Science for a Sustainable Future’

Cooperative Agreements and Exchanges on Science Diplomacy
TWAS-COMSATS MoU
Participation of COMSATS’ Official in AAAS-TWAS Summer Course on Science & Diplomacy