Advisory Board (continued)
Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy; Professor of Physics, Harvard; Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Co-Principal Investigator, Explorations in Cyber International Relations
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Venkatesh Narayanamurti was formerly the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dean of Physical Sciences at Harvard. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University. He has published widely in the areas of low temperature physics, superconductivity, semiconductor physics, electronics, and photonics.
Managing Director of Consultancy, African Creative Connections which sets out to facilitate and enhance African partnerships between South African insitutions, companies and organizations with their counterparts in other African countries.
Advisory Board Member, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project; Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2007–2008
Robert Paarlberg's principal research interests are international agricultural and environmental policy. His book, Starved for Science: How Biotechnology Is Being Kept Out of Africa explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies.
Since 2005 Dr. Smets serves as Biosafety and Regulatory Specialist at Perseus bvba. Dr. Smets obtained her PhD in agronomy at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She has been working in plant biotech research at Advanta Seeds B.V. for 15 years.
Project Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Katherine Gordon graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in History and International Relations. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Global Development Policy from Boston University.
Former Project Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project; Faculty Assistant to Calestous Juma