Committee on Science and Technology in Foreign Assistance
Thomas R.Pickering (co-chair) is Senior Vice President for International Relations at the Boeing Company. Previously, he was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan. From 1989–1992, he was the U.S. representative to the United Nations.
Kenneth I.Shine (co-chair) is Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas System. He served as President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) from 1992–2002. Before coming to the IOM, he was Dean and Provost for Medical Sciences at UCLA.
Barry Bloom is Dean of the School of Public Health and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard University. He has been extensively involved with the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Health Research.
Owen Cylke is currently at the World Wildlife Fund. He previously served at the U.S. Agency for International Development as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Food and Voluntary Assistance, Director of the USAID Mission to India, and Deputy Director of the USAID Missions in Egypt and Afghanistan.
Lee H.Hamilton is the Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is also vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission. He served for thirty-four years as a Congressman from Indiana and was Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations.
Susanna Hecht is a Professor of Urban Planning and Associate Director of UCLA’s Latin American Center. She also serves on the Board of the Institute for Development Studies at UC Berkeley. She has written widely on international environmental agreements and their contradictions in developing countries.
Susan Henry is Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University. From 1991–2000, she was Dean of the Carnegie Mellon College of Science.
W.David Hopper is a consultant on agricultural economics. He served as Vice President for the South Asia region and as Senior Vice President of Policy, Planning, and Research at the World Bank from 1978–1990. He was the first president of the International Development Research Centre in Canada.
Michael Rock is Chair of the Department of Economics at Bryn Mawr College. Most recently he was Chair of the Department of Economics at Hood College. He previously worked as a senior economist at Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development and in several senior positions at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Allan Rosenfield is Dean of the Columbia University School of Public Health and Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Public Health. He is currently chairman of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Advisory Council and President-elect of the Association of Schools of Public Health.
Philip Smith is a consultant specializing in science and technology policy analysis. He was previously Executive Officer of the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council. He also served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of Management and Budget, and National Science Foundation.
Barry Worthington is Executive Director of the United States Energy Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Environment Center and previously served as a Vice President of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation.
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