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Dr. Colglazier is Visiting Scientist and Senior Scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and works primarily to support science diplomacy and international collaboration and cooperation in science and technology.He served as the fourth Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State from 2011-2014. His role was to provide scientific and technical expertise and advice in support of the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. From 1994-2011, he served as Executive Officer of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council.
Over his career, Dr. Colglazier held several leadership positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; and the University of Tennessee.
He is past chair of the Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physical Society (APS) and a fellow of the AAAS and APS. In 2015, he received the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award of the American Physical Society and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for contributing to science and technology exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.
Dr. Colglazier received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology.