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Ms. Cathleen Campbell

Visiting Scholar - AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy


Cathleen Campbell has dedicated her career to advancing international science and technology cooperation. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy where she is focusing on science diplomacy in Arab countries. Prior to that, she served as the CDRF Global President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) where she led the expansion of the organization’s programs in the Middle East and North Africa. CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that works to promote safety, security, and sustainability through science and innovation by promoting international scientific and technical collaboration through funding, resources and training. She joined CRDF Global in 2002 as Vice President for Programs, and was appointed Senior Vice President in 2003. She has worked with and traveled extensively to Eurasia, the Middle East, East Asia and Latin America.

Prior to joining CRDF Global, Cathleen Campbell served as the Director of the Office of International Policy and Programs in the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce. From 1995 to 1997, she served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and was the U.S. State Department’s Program Officer for the Soviet/Russia Science and Technology Affairs from 1989 to 1994.

Cathleen Campbell serves as a member of the External Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania State University School of International Affairs, as well as on the Advisory Council for Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. She has also served on the Advisory Board for Muslim-Science.com and on the Innovation Index Advisory Committee, U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation. Dr. Campbell has been elected as a new Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Georgetown University and Masters of Arts from George Washington University.