Sustainability in the 21st Century

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Sustainability in the 21st Century

How Science and Technology Can Change the World, Vaughan C Turekian, Ph.D.

Monday, February 12, 2018
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Sustainability in the 21st Century: How Science and Technology Can Change the World

Vaughan C Turekian, Ph.D.

Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State (2015-2017)

Senior Director of Science, Technology, and Sustainability Program in the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA) of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Dr. Vaughan Turekian is the Senior Director of Science, Technology, and Sustainability Program in the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA) of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Prior to joining the STS program, Dr. Turekian served as the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State at the Department of State since September 2015. Dr. Turekian drew upon his background in atmospheric chemistry and extensive policy experience to promote science, technology, and engineering as integral components of U.S. diplomacy. Previously, he was Chief International Officer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Director of AAAS's Center for Science Diplomacy (2006 - 2015). In this capacity, he worked to build bridges between nations based on shared scientific goals, placing special emphasis on regions where traditional political relationships are strained or do not exist. As Editor-in-Chief of Science & Diplomacy, an online quarterly publication, he published original policy pieces that have served to inform international science policy recommendations. In addition, Dr. Turekian worked at the State Department as a Special Assistant and Advisor to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs (2002 - 2006) on issues related to sustainable development, climate change, environment, energy, science, technology, and health. He also served as Program Director for the Committee on Global Change Research at the National Research Council (2000 - 2002), where he was study director for a White House report on climate change science.  Dr. Turekian holds a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics and International Studies from Yale University and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia where he focused on the transport and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols in marine environments. Dr. Turekian not only brings both technical expertise and over 15 years of policy experience to the position, but also a decorated track-record and steadfast commitment to utilizing our nation's capital in science and technology innovation to advance the long-term sustainability and U.S. diplomacy.

 

Sponsored by the Dickey Center for International Understanding. Free and open to all. 

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Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

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