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Center Experts Honored for Outstanding Accomplishments

Spring 2022

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The following members of the Belfer Center community were honored recently with awards for major contributions and appointments to prestigious advisory groups

John P. Holdren:  Presented 2022 National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal 

John P. Holdren, the Teresa and John Heinz Research Professor of Environmental Policy, received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences for his many years of work on behalf of science, particularly in his role as science advisor to former President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. The medal is the Academy’s most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good.

Jasanoff receiving her award.

Sheila Jasanoff:  Awarded 2022 Holberg Prize

Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, was awarded the 2022 Holberg Prize in March. Among the world’s most prestigious awards for academic work in the humanities and social sciences, the Holberg Prize recognizes Jasanoff’s pioneering research in the field of Science and Technology Studies. 

Erica Chenoweth:  Elected to National Academy of Arts and Sciences

Erica Chenoweth, the Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Kennedy School and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Radcliffe, was elected to the prestigious Academy in April. Founded in 1780, the election of new members continues "a tradition of recognizing accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research." The Academy noted that membership is an honor and an opportunity to shape ideas and influence policy in areas as diverse as the arts, democracy, education, global affairs, and science.

Laura Diaz-Anadon:  Designated Member of European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change

In March, the European Environment Agency’s Management Board appointed 15 people, including Environment and Natural Resources Program/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Visiting Scholar Laura Díaz Anadón, onto the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change. This group is tasked with advising on European Union climate efforts and targets to support achieving climate neutrality in the EU by 2050. The board was created as part of the European Climate Law passed in June 2021. 

Francesca Giovannini and Aditi Verma:  Nuclear Energy Agency Working Groups

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), based in Paris, appointed two members of the Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) team to its working groups. MTA Executive Director Dr. Francesca Giovannini and Visiting Scholar Dr. Aditi Verma join working groups in support of the NEA’s Global Forum on Nuclear Education, Science, Technology, and Policy. The Global Forum creates a framework for global cooperation and engagement between universities and policymakers from NEA member countries. 

Syra Madad:  Named to National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity 

Belfer Center Fellow Syra Madad has been named to the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB). The NSABB is a federal advisory committee that addresses issues related to biosecurity and dual use research at the request of the U.S. government. The board has 25 voting members selected for their expertise in areas that range from biosecurity, molecular biology, and animal and plant health to infectious disease, biodefense, and other related fields.

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“Recognizing Contributions in Science, Health, Technology, and Security.” Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. (Spring 2022)