Vaughan Turekian is the Chief International Officer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where he leads, develops and coordinates the broad range of AAAS’s international activities.
He is also the founding Director of AAAS’s Center for Science Diplomacy and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Science & Diplomacy.
Dr Turekian served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, where and was the lead advisor on international science, technology, environment and health issues.
He is the two time recipient of the Department’s Superior Honor Award for his work on climate change and avian influenza.
He has published numerous articles on the linkages between science and international policy, is an adjunct Professor at Georgetown and a visiting distinguished lecturer at the University College of London.
Dr Turekian received his masters and doctorate in atmospheric geochemistry from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of Yale University with degrees in Geology and Geophysics and International Studies