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Pierre-Bruno RUFFINI

University of Le Havre: Expert in WP3

Pierre-Bruno Ruffini is a professor of International Economics at the Faculty of International Affairs at the University of Le Havre (France). From 2000 to 2005, he served as the President of the University of Le Havre. He is a former Counselor for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Russia (2007-2010) and Italy (2010-2013). His most recent publications on science diplomacy are his book Science and Diplomacy – A New Dimension of International Relations (Springer, 2017); and “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Science-Diplomacy Nexus”, in the special issue of Global Policy, Nov. 2018. Prof. Ruffini will act as a science diplomacy expert and perform case study research in WP3.

Case Study Pitch

Prof. Ruffini is author of InsSciDE case study n°3.4, Relations between national science diplomacies and European science diplomacy. Read his pitch for this case study here.

The pitch outlines how the case study will focus on answering:
• What is (or should be) the role of research policy in the construction and implementation of the European Union’s (EU) diplomacy?
• What is (or should be) the articulation between the science diplomacies of member states and the science diplomacy of the EU?

Key quote: ’We hypothesize that the diplomatic priorities of the [European] Union can be derived by analyzing the granting to non-member states of rights to benefit or not from its programs and research grants.’