McClure Center Director Named to National Roundtable
May 19, 2020
MOSCOW, Idaho — May 18, 2020 — Katherine Himes, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy.
The Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy assembles experts from government, academia and international organizations in a neutral and informal setting. These experts will work together to develop strategies for promoting science diplomacy as a tool to address global challenges, inform international policymaking and build global relationships. The group will place particular importance on strategies that bring together a new generation of science diplomats as well as examine the role of funding agencies in the field of science diplomacy.
Himes will join academics and practitioners from across the globe including Mung Chiang, science and technology adviser, U.S. Department of State; Bill Colglazier, former science and technology adviser, U.S. Department of State; Peter Agre, Nobel laureate and director, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Margaret A. Hamburg, member and past foreign secretary, U.S. National Academy of Medicine.
“Katherine has taken the McClure Center to a new level as a public policy research leader during her time at the University of Idaho,” said U of I President Scott Green. “This appointment to the Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy is an extension of that leadership. Katherine will serve as an ambassador for Idaho and our university through this work, alongside some of the nation’s most respected academics and policy leaders in the field.”
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