Biographies of Committee Members
Thomas Pickering (co-chair) is senior vice president for international relations of the Boeing Company. He assumed this position in 2001 and oversees the company’s international affairs, including those involving foreign governments. Ambassador Pickering served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1997 to 2000. Prior to that, he briefly held the position of president of the Eurasia Foundation. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades he served as U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan. From 1989 to 1992 he was the U.S. representative to the United Nations.
Kenneth Shine (co-chair) (IOM) is vice chancellor for health affairs of the University of Texas System. Previously he was the director of the Center for Domestic and International Health Security at the RAND Corporation. He was the president of the Institute of Medicine from 1992 to 2002. He is a professor of medicine emeritus at the School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, where he has also served as dean and provost for Medical Sciences.
Barry Bloom (NAS/IOM) is dean of the faculty 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 for more than 30 years. Dr. Bloom served on the U.S. AIDS Vaccine Research Committee and the National Advisory Board of the Fogarty International Center. He chairs the Board of Trustees for the International Vaccine Institute in South Korea. He also has served on the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases, the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, and the Governing Board of the Institute of Medicine.
Owen Cylke manages a collaborative project with the World Bank on issues of trade liberalization, rural poverty, and the environment within the World Wildlife Fund’s Macroeconomics for Sustainable Development Program. From 1993 to 2002 Mr. Cylke was director of the Policy Group, a development initiative of Winrock International and the Tata Energy and Resources Institute supported by the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership. Earlier Mr. Cylke served as president of the Association of Big Eight Universities (1989-1992). At USAID from 1966 to 1989, he was deputy assistant administrator for Food and Voluntary Assistance, director of the Economic Assistance Mission to India, and deputy director of the Economic Assistance Missions to Egypt and Afghanistan.
Lee Hamilton has been the director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars since 1999. Previously he served for 34 years as a U.S. congressman from Indiana. He was a leading congressional voice on foreign affairs, with particular interests in promoting democracy and market reform in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, promoting peace and stability in the Middle East, expanding U.S. markets and trade overseas, and overhauling U.S. export and foreign aid policies. Mr. Hamilton has also been a leading national figure on economic policy and congressional organization.
Susanna Hecht is a professor of urban planning and the associate director of the University of California, Los Angeles, Latin American Center. Her research interests include the political economy of tropical rain forest development, women in development, international environmental politics, and environmental history. Her current research analyzes the dynamics of decentralization and democratization on patterns of deforestation in the Brazilian and Bolivian Amazon. She is also involved in a project in Central America and Mexico that uses remote sensing and ethnography.
Susan Henry is the dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and professor of molecular biology and genetics at Cornell University. From 1991 to 2000 she was the dean of the Carnegie Mellon College of Science. She is a member of the Committee on Election to Fellowship and of the Board of Governors Nominating Committee, American Academy of Microbiology. She is the past chair of the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee on Research on Minority Health. Dr. Henry’s research is supported by NIH.
David Hopper has an extensive career in the field of sustainable development and economic and agricultural policy. From 1978 to 1987 he was vice president for the South Asia region at the World Bank. He retired from the World Bank in
1990 after three years as a senior vice president for Policy, Planning, and Research. In 1970 he became the first president of the International Development Research Centre in Canada. Prior to that time he was a professor until 1962, when he joined the Ford Foundation and then the Rockefeller Foundation as an agricultural economist in India. Since retiring from the World Bank, he has taken senior positions at Haldor Topsoe Inc., Ontario Hydro International Inc., D&R Associates International, and Acres International Inc.
Michael T. Rock is a professor and chair of the Department of Economics of Bryn Mawr College. He previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Hood College. From 1994 to 1999 he worked as a senior economist at Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, after serving as a professor of economics at the Institute of International Relations, Hanoi, Vietnam. He worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development as director of the AID Staff Strengthening through Environmental Training (ASSET) Program from 1992 to 1993. From 1986 to 1992 he was director of USAID’s Development Studies Program.
Allan Rosenfield (IOM) has been dean of the School of Public Health at Columbia University since 1986. He is also professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Public Health. In 1966, he finished his medical training and subsequently spent one year as an instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital in Nigeria and six years as Medical Advisor to the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand. Dr. Rosenfield has served as president of the New York Obstetrical Society, chair of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association, and chair of the boards of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, AVSC International, and the Alan Guttmacher Institute. 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 M. Smith is a science organization executive and policy consultant. From l981 to mid-l994, he was executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council. For more than 20 years he was a government research management and science and technology policy official with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of Management and Budget, and National Science Foundation.
Barry Worthington has been the executive director of the United States Energy Association since 1988, responsible for the Association’s domestic and international activities. Previously he served as a vice president of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation. Mr. Worthington also serves as chairman of the National Energy Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the World