Center for International Science and Technology Policy Alumni

MICHAEL BUSH is a Senior Policy Director at the Council on Competitiveness. Since joining the Council in 2012, he has been an integral part of the Council’s policy team, developing content and providing strategic direction for several of the Council’s initiatives including, the Competitiveness Index - the Council’s flagship benchmarking publication, the National Engineering Forum, the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership, and the CTO-level Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a masters degree in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University. He has studied international economics at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

JOANNE PADRON CARNEY serves the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as director for the Center for Science, Technology, and Congress and is actively involved in various science and policy programs. Previously, Carney was head of Government Relations for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), where she followed civil space, civil aeronautics and defense issues for almost ten years. At AIAA, Carney was staff liaison to the AIAA Public Policy Committee and assisted in the organization of more than 16 technical workshops and the preparation of numerous position papers. She also prepared analyses of the NASA budget request as the contribution to the annual AAAS Intersociety Working Group R&D Report. Carney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master of Arts in Science, Technology and Public Policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

MARSH CARTER is Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange Group and Deputy Chairman of the parent company NYSE Euronext. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the predecessor, New York Stock Exchange for two years prior to the merger. Mr. Carter served as a director of the NYSE since November 2003. Mr. Carter 69, most recently was a lecturer in leadership and management at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to the Exchange, Mr. Carter served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the State Street Bank and Trust Company, Boston, and of its holding company, State Street Corporation. He joined State Street in July 1991 as President and Chief Operating Officer, became CEO in 1992 and Chairman in 1993. During his nine years as CEO, the company grew more than six fold. State Street is a leading servicer and manager of financial, pension and mutual fund assets worldwide. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Carter was with the Chase Manhattan Bank for 15 years, in positions related to finance, operations and global securities businesses. A former Marine Corps officer who was awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart during two years' service as an infantry officer in Vietnam, Mr. Carter served from 1975-76 as a White House Fellow at the State Department and Agency for International Development. Major projects during that year were the application of satellite technology to agricultural activities in West Africa, the use of high-level U2 photography for disaster relief activities in Guatemala and the use of sensor-surveillance equipment as a member of the project team that installed the U.S. Sinai Surveillance Mission in Israel after the 1973 Middle East War. Mr. Carter holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; (1962) an M.S. in operations research and systems analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (1970); and an M.A. in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University (1976) which he attended on the GI Bill.

ERIC CONNER is a space systems engineer and consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Mr. Conner has interned with General Electric Aviation, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, and the Kennedy Space Center in Space Shuttle and EELV launch operations. While at Michigan, he participated on the Michigan RISE nanosatellite mission, and worked with the committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program hosted by the National Academies.

MICHELLE CROSBY-NAGY is a Research Associate at the National Research Council for the Board on Higher Education and Workforce. Her projects include the Data-Based Assessment of Doctoral Programs in the United States and the follow-up study to the Gathering Storm known as "the Research Universities study" chaired by Chad Holliday, former CEO of DuPont. Ms. Crosby-Nagy is a former National Academies Mirzayan Policy Fellow (Spring 2009) and former intern at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She received her BA in International Studies from American University with emphasis in international economic policy and a minor in violin performance and is a graduate of the ISTP program, class of 2010. She was recently accepted to the Corvinus University in Budapest and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Economic Sociology. Her research interests include innovation networks in Central and Eastern Europe, skilled-immigration policy, and ICTs in higher education.

STEFANIA DI MAURO-NAVA is a sciene and innovation officer at the British Consulate-General San Fransisco where she conducts independent investigations on UK and US research priorities and capabilities. Ms. Di Mauro-Nava works to promote the S&I network, UK strengths in science and UK-US research funding opportunities via appropriate internal and external communication and media channels. Her past work and personal experiences have allowed her to explore other geographic regions, for a better understanding of today's global climate. Ms. Di Mauro-Nava has a M.A. from the George Washington University in International Science and Technology Policy and is interested in issues related to: policy, innovation and entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships and patents and licensing.

JOSE HENRIQUE DE SOUSA DAMIANI is a professor at the Institute of Aeronautic Technology (ITA), an organization of the Brazilian Defense Ministry, and a researcher of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, also subordinate to the Ministry of Defense. My areas of interest are Science and Technology Policy, R&D Management and Economic Development. I graduated from SPIA back in 1977 and from ITA in 1974, in Electronic Engineering. In 1994, I finished my doctoral studies at ITA.

BRIAN DEWHURST class of 2002 alumni currently works for NASA HQ OCFO, as the Program Branch Chief in the Budget Division. 

ANNE-RIVERS FORCKE manages global strategic focus and projects for the Human Ability and Accessibility Center in IBM Research. Ms. Forcke brings more than 20 years of experience in technology transfer, marketing strategy and innovation management in both the public and private sectors. An accomplished speaker and respected advisor on strategies for Digital Inclusion, Ms. Forcke has led innovation initiatives for management, technical and public policy teams, contributing to the study of organizational design in innovation management. Ms. Forcke has a Master's degree in Science, Technology and Public Policy from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She attended Harvard University as part of her undergraduate degree, receiving a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from GWU. A devoted wife and mother, Ms. Forcke enjoys playing golf on both sides of the Atlantic with her husband, Bill, and son, Roderick. Her other hobbies include running, hiking and photography. She is an active supporter of the cultural enrichment programs as well as various Sports teams in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

EMERSON FRENCH covers sub-Saharan African affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service, which promotes American agriculture abroad. Prior to joining USDA, French worked for 2 years as a chemist at the U.S. Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing, solving quality control and production challenges. His Master's capstone project at CISTP focused on dietary contaminant risk assessment policy. He received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry with coursework in history and economics from Oberlin College in 2012.

MICHELE GARFINKEL is the Manager of the Science Policy Programme at the European Molecular Biology Organization in Heidelberg, Germany. She is responsible for policy research concentrated on issues in emerging technologies, scientific publishing, and the sharing of benefits of research and discovery. The Policy Programme also addresses subjects of concern to scientists and policymakers, including research funding and responsible conduct of research. Until March 2011 she was a policy analyst at the J. Craig Venter Institute. Her research focused on identifying emerging societal concerns associated with emerging genomic technologies. Michele graduated in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Washington, Seattle. She also holds an M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the George Washington University. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and a research fellow at Columbia University in New York.

HOWARD GOBSTEIN is the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative Co-Director and the Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation, and STEM Education at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. He initiated SMTI and is also responsible for university policy efforts pertaining to research, education and economic development. His past positions include associate vice president for governmental affairs and director of federal relations at Michigan State University, senior policy analyst in the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President, and vice president and senior program officer at the Association of American Universities (AAU). Gobstein spent the first 11 years of his career designing and leading evaluations of government science programs and policies with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He holds a master's degree in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University and a bachelor's in interdisciplinary engineering from Purdue University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

GEORGE IVANOV is a Public Policy Analyst working for Google in Washington D.C. on government affairs issues relating to the U.S. Executive Branch. Prior to joining Google, he conducted ICT research and policy work at the Telecommunications Industry Association, Nokia, the Department of Commerce, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. George received an M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy and a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University.

MATTHEW KARLESKY earned his B.A. in business, organizations, and society from Franklin & Marshall College in 2004. My concentration at CISTP was innovation policy and management, and I did some volunteer research assistant work with Nick while I was there. After graduating in 2009 I started my PhD in Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, where I study creativity and innovation from an organizational behavior perspective.

KEI KOIZUMI is Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Koizumi joined OSTP in February 2009 after having served on the Obama transition team as part of the Technology, Innovation & Government Reform Policy Working Group. Before joining OSTP, Koizumi served as the longtime Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is known as a leading authority on federal science and technology funding and budget issues and is a frequent speaker to public groups and to the press. Koizumi received his M.A. from the Center for International Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at George Washington University, and received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Please click through to an Elliott School Career Center Interview with Kei Koizumi about his career.

EVAN MICHELSON is a Senior Research Associate at The Rockefeller Foundation, where he is responsible for creating foresight and horizon scanning processes aimed at identifying new ideas and anticipating long-terms trends. Previously, he served as a Research Associate for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He has also worked as a visiting researcher in the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation as part of the National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute program and as a science outreach instructor in Columbia University's Physics Emasondosondo project in South Africa. He has also developed public outreach and education programs as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of The National Academies. He has published articles and book chapters in several journals and collections, including Foresight, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Journal of Technology Studies, Ethics and Infectious Disease, Nanotechnology and Society, Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, and Converging Technologies for Human Progress. Michelson received a M.A. in international science and technology policy, with a focus on international development, from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in 2005. While at the Elliott School, he was awarded the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Graduate Student Fellowship. In addition, he has a M.A. in philosophical foundations of physics from Columbia University, and a B.A. in philosophy of science from Brown University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in public administration at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

GUILLERMO TROYA is an Ecuadorean medical doctor. I got my MD from the Universidad Central del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador (1979). I received my MPH from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1980) and my MS in S&T and Public Policy from The George Washington University (1985). I have Diplomas in International Development (American University, 1985), Epidemiology (Minnesotta University at St. Paul, 1986) and graduate studies in Political Sciences (FLACSO/Ecuador, 1990). During 1985-86, I was part of the first cohort of PAHO/WHO Residents in International Health Program. After getting my MPH degree, I worked for the Ministry of Health of Ecuador for about 15 years. I did international consultancy in Public Health with PAHO/WHO, UNDP, the World Bank and UNICEF for about five years, before joining PAHO/WHO as a permanent staff member in 1998 as Health Systems and Services Adviser at the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Jamaica where I remained for five years. Sicnce I joined PAHO/WHO as a permanent staff member in 1998, I have been in Jamaica for five years, in Panama for two years, in Belize for five years, and currently I am in the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Trinidad and Tobago.  I have two sons, and I am a proud grandfather of a 6 year old beautiful baby, born on 8 March (International Women's Day).


Event Recording: Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

A full video of the April 29th lecture event on "Science and Technology Policy in Brazil: The Role of Sub-National Initiatives," given by the Science Director of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz. This event was part of annual Allan Bromley Memorial Lecutre, co-hosted with the University of Ottawa. 

Al Teich at the Euroscience Open Forum

Research Professor Albert Teich traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to participate in the 2014 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF2014), June 21-26.  ESOF is Europe’s largest, general science meeting. Teich was a member of ESOF's Scientific Program Committee. The meeting featured 120 sessions, plus plenaries and keynote lectures and drew 4,500 participants. Almost 40,000 local residents participated in the "Science in the City Festival" held conjunction with the meeting.

Nicholas S. Vonortas appointed to São Paulo Excellence Chair

The UNICAMP Departamento de Política Científica e Tecnológica has established a new research and doctoral teaching programme on innovation policy and innovation systems centered around a São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC).  A novel funding instrument in the State of São Paulo, the new SPEC programme was established recently at DPCT by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).  It is established for five years, starting September 1, 2014, with the possibility of further extension.