Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Vaughan Turekian will be leading a public talk, organized by the Office of the Provost of the American University of Armenia (AUA), discussing his science diplomacy career. From his Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry to his current position today, Dr. Turekian will share how his roots, mentors and diverse interests in science and international affairs influenced his career trajectory, and will emphasize the importance of robust science in diplomacy, and how students can become more engaged in innovation, entrepreneurship, and policy.
Dr. Turekian holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Earth Science from Yale University (1993) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Virginia (2000). A former AAAS fellow himself, Dr. Turekian brings a steadfast commitment to utilizing our nation’s capital in science and technology innovation to advance U.S. diplomacy.
Organizer: Office of the Provost
Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
Phone: +374 60 69-40-40