Susan Hockfield was the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), serving from December 2004 to July 2012. She has had a career that has spanned advanced scientific research and the presidency of one of the leading institutions of science and engineering in the world. Prior to serving at MIT, Dr. Hockfield was first the dean of Yale University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with oversight of more than seventy graduate programs; she then served as provost, Yale’s chief academic and administrative officer. Currently, she holds a faculty appointment as professor of neuroscience at MIT. Other board memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Partners HealthCare, Fidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She recently served as a U.S. science envoy to Turkey with the U.S. Department of State.
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FeaturedTo stave off climate-induced instability in Central America, national governments and regional and international organizations all have a role to play to develop both immediate crisis response and long-term instability mitigation, argues Paul J. Angelo.
Report by Paul J. Angelo September 29, 2022 Center for Preventive Action
FeaturedPlease join our panelists as they discuss the upcoming U.S. midterm elections, the ramifications for future legislation, and what the results might portend for the future of politics and polarization in the United States. With its Renewing America initiative, CFR is evaluating nine critical domestic issues that shape the ability of the United States to navigate a demanding, competitive, and dangerous world.
Virtual Event with Christopher J. Dodd, John E. Sununu and Amy Walter October 31, 2022 Renewing America
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