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Senator Lugar Announces Three New Science Envoys

March 25, 2011

At Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clintons request, Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) announced three new science envoys yesterday at an event hosted by the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF): Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, and Dr. Alice Gast. In their capacity as science envoys, they will travel to South and Southeast Asia; Africa; and the Central Asian/Caucuses region in coming months. The Science Envoy program, announced by President Obama in Cairo in June 2009, is a centerpiece program to implement U.S. global engagement in science and technology. These preeminent scientists will seek to deepen existing ties and foster new relationships with foreign counterparts and gain insights from other nations about potential areas of collaboration that will help address global challenges and realize shared goals.
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