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A Peace of Science: A documentary screening and conversation on science diplomacy with North Korea

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A Peace of Science

Join the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM) for a documentary screening of a Peace of Science: Diplomacy with North Korea and conversation with Nobel Laureate and Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI), Dr. Peter Agre, and Global Co Lab Network Founder and SPP Alum, Linda Staheli.

About the Documentary

The Global Co Lab Network (Co-Lab) is proud to produce A Peace of Science: Diplomacy with North Korea, a 30-minute educational documentary. The film is focused on empowering next-generation practitioners on the importance of science engagement in building better relations between countries. The primary audience is policymakers and students of international relations, diplomacy, conflict resolution, peace-building, science diplomacy, and Asian affairs. 

Watch the trailer for A PEACE OF SCIENCE

About the Discussants

Dr. Peter Agre


Dr. Peter Agre shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of the aquaporin water channels. As director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI), Agre oversees scientific training and research efforts of 20 laboratories in Baltimore as well as field studies in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Research at JHMRI involves multiple aspects of malaria, including increasing resistance to malaria transmission in mosquitoes, identifying new targets for antimalarial medicines, developing effective vaccines and field epidemiology and entomology. Agre's own laboratory studied the role of aquaporins in malaria parasites, malaria mosquitoes, and cerebral malaria. Agre has been active in science diplomacy and led visits by American scientists to North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar/Burma, and Iran with the objective of fostering exchange and collaborations on peaceful scientific projects and opening doors to countries with limited diplomatic relations through scientific discussions and partnerships.

Linda Staheli


Linda Staheli is founding Director of the Global Co Lab Network which focuses on empowering the next generation of global change makers. Prior to this, Staheli managed global science engagements at the White House, State Department, National Institutes of Health and advanced science diplomacy at CRDF Global. From 2007-2013, she cofounded and managed the US-DPRK Science Engagement Consortium. Staheli has served in various volunteer capacities, including co-President of Women in International Security (WIID), the Global- HELP Advisory Board, and as a member of the National Committee on North Korea. Staheli holds an MA in Public Management with a focus on national security studies from the School of Public Policy , University of Maryland, and a BA in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington in Seattle.

Important links

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