Lilian Alessa Appointed to NASEM Committee
December 15, 2020
Lilian Alessa, professor of landscape architecture in the College of Art and Architecture and director of the Center for Resilient Communities, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Committee entitled Leveraging the Future Research and Development Ecosystem for the Intelligence Community. This prestigious committee will explore ways the intelligence community can leverage the academic research and development enterprise to help ensure our nation is resilient and responsive to a changing world.
Lil will be a key member of the group who, collectively, will plan, organize and write a consensus report for the United States government. Her long and extensive portfolio working across federal, state, local, private sector and academic partners in both Canada and the U.S. in the areas of national security, systems science and national policy for intelligence and defense were factors in her selection. In addition to the NASEM committee, Lil sits on several other national committees whose topics range from environmental and operational response to observing networks for ecological and hydrological science.
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