CRDF Global Celebrates 20 Years of Science and Technology Collaboration, Names 20th Anniversary Honorary Committee

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Celebrating 20 years, independent nonprofit CRDF Global announced today its distinguished 20th Anniversary Honorary Committee, comprised of esteemed leaders and pioneers who have made indispensable contributions across the spectrum of international science, technology and innovation.

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This is a momentous occasion for CRDF Global and for international science collaboration, as we mark 20 years of dedication to this mission

Independent nonprofit CRDF Global announced today its distinguished 20th Anniversary Honorary Committee, comprised of esteemed leaders and pioneers who have made indispensable contributions across the spectrum of international science, technology and innovation. The Honorary Committee will join in celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary, which will culminate with the CRDF Global Annual Gala at The Decatur House on Lafayette Square, Washington, DC, November 18. The 20th anniversary is a milestone that demonstrates the continued importance of the organization’s mission to promote international scientific and technical collaboration to improve the lives of people around the world. CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes this cross-borders collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services.

The Honorary Committee includes previous members of CRDF Global’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council, as well as past Gala honorees, speakers and co-chairs.

The Honorary Committee Chairs are:

  • Ms. Dona Crawford - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dr. Gloria Duffy - The Commonwealth Club of California
  • Dr. John H. Moore - University of Florida
  • Dr. Peter Raven - Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Dr. William Wulf - National Academy of Engineering

The Honorary Committee Members are:

  • Dr. Bruce Alberts - University of California, San Francisco
  • Mr. Norman Augustine - Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Dr. Arden Bement - Global Policy Research Institute
  • Mrs. Marta Brown - The George and Marta Brown Foundation
  • Dr. Gail Cassell - Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Vinton Cerf - Google
  • Dr. Rita Colwell - University of Maryland, College Park
  • Dr. Alex Dehgan - Conservation Xlabs
  • Mr. William H. Draper, III - Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Dr. Farouk El-Baz - Boston University
  • Ms. Henrietta H. Fore - Holsman International
  • Dr. Howard Frank - University of Maryland′s Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Dr. David A. Hamburg - AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy
  • Ms. Lorraine Hariton - Global STEM Alliance/NYAS
  • Ambassador Carla A. Hills - Hills and Company
  • Dr. E. Dan Hirleman - Purdue University
  • Mr. Jeff Hoffman – ColorJar
  • Dr. Roald Hoffmann - Cornell University, Baker Laboratory
  • Ms. Susan Jeffords - University of Washington Bothell
  • Mr. Fred Johnson – Santa Fe Technologies, Inc.
  • Dr. David Kay - Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  • Dr. William E. Kirwan - University System of Maryland
  • Dr. Ivor Knight - Canon US Life Sciences, Inc.
  • Dr. Neal Lane - Rice University, Baker Institute for Public Policy
  • Dr. Zafra Lerman - Malta Conference Foundation
  • Honorable Richard Lugar - U.S. Senator from Indiana (Ret.)
  • Dr. E. Ann Nalley - Cameron University
  • Col. (Ret.) John O'Neil - Monterey Bay
  • Mr. Charles T. Owens - U.S. State Dept., Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
  • Dean Emeritus Elizabeth Parker - Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering - The Boeing Company
  • Dr. Victor Rabinowitch - McArthur Foundation
  • Ms. Susan Reichle - U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Dr. Kenneth Rind - Venture Capitalist
  • Dr. Marjorie Senechal - Louise Wolff Kahn Professor in Mathematics
  • Dr. Gerson Sher - The Stimson Center
  • Dr. Albert Westwood - Sandia National Laboratories
  • Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith - Council on Competitiveness

The CRDF Global Annual Gala is a unifying celebration for the international scientific community and industry leaders. The Gala highlights CRDF Global’s mission and programs, and the extraordinary achievements of the honorees. The event attracts diverse attendees and sponsors across many industries and backgrounds, with a common belief in the power of borderless science and innovation.

This year, Dr. Peter Agre, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, will receive the George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation for his work advancing international collaboration in science and medicine and his active commitment to science diplomacy.

This year’s Corporate Impact Award will go to DuPont, a leader in research, development and innovation. DuPont is a globally recognized corporation that collaborates with partners around the world to create science-based solutions to real challenges, including food security, energy, healthcare, and workplace safety.

“This is a momentous occasion for CRDF Global and for international science collaboration, as we mark 20 years of dedication to this mission,” said CRDF Global President and CEO Cathy Campbell. “We are inspired by the participation of the distinguished Honorary Committee, and the enduring contributions of the global science and technology innovators we will recognize at the award ceremony. Dr. Agre and DuPont each represent profound contributions to science engagement, and are fitting recipients at this commemorative celebration,” said Campbell.

About CRDF Global
CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 to promote international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training, and services. CRDF Global has 20 years of experience managing international research funding programs and supporting emerging science and technology infrastructure in more than 40 countries in Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

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