Science diplomacy: is it better if I get an international relations degree or get a hard science 1?

I am extremely passionate about science and I love politics as well. What I want to do with my life is to work in science diplomacy and push science policy (foreign policy). I dont know which degree will land me on that path. Is it better if I major in International relations (focus on science diplomacy issues. Im alreasy fluent in Mandarin) or should I get a hard science degree and get political? Ive noticed a lot if scientists actually leave academia and get jobs in the political field. Obviously, leaders know they have experience in the field. Is that necessarily the only path though? Or can I go into IR and still be heavily involved with science policy?

Thank you in advance for the advice!!
Asked Oct 30, 2013

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