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2011_0811_colglazier_photo_200_1A State Department scientist with University of Tennessee connections will speak on science and international diplomacy at the Baker Center for Public Policy  in November.

E. William Colglazier, the science and technology advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State, will speak on science and technology as important assets for diplomacy. Colglazier was UT professor of physics and from 1983 to 1991 was director of UT’s Energy, Environment, and Resources Center, the predecessor to the current Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment. He also served as executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council from 1994 to 2011.

Colglazier will talk about how science diplomacy not only builds knowledge but also spreads scientific values that support meritocracy, transparency, and democracy.

Key date: Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 5 p.m. — Talk in Toyota Auditorium in Baker Center