Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, AAAS

Dr. Alan I. Leshner is Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former Executive Publisher of the journal Science. Before this position, Dr. Leshner was Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. He also served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and in several roles at the National Science Foundation. Before joining the government, Dr. Leshner was Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. Dr. Leshner is an elected fellow of AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Public Administration, and many other professional societies. He is a member and served on the governing Council of the National Academy of Medicine (previously the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies of Science. He was appointed by President Bush to the National Science Board in 2004, and then reappointed by President Obama in 2011. Dr. Leshner received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in physiological psychology from Rutgers University and an A.B. in psychology from Franklin and Marshall College. He has been awarded seven honorary Doctor of Science degrees.



11:30-13:30 6 NOVEMBER
Plenary SESSION V.: international scientific co-operation in critical global issues