Through international collaborations, scientists have the power to build bridges of understanding between cultures. They can rise above the conflicts of nations and provide a voice for rationality and peace. The maintenance of international scientific alliances, therefore, is of the utmost importance. As close neighbors, North and South America, in particular, have the potential to further develop the relationships necessary for maintaining an atmosphere of understanding and stability in the Western Hemisphere. Through rigorous investments in education and knowledge-sharing, the Western Hemispheric nations will be united in their search for innovative and peaceful approaches to life in a global information society.