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July 26, 2007

Cathleen Campbell, President and CEO, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, 7-26-07

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U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) President and CEO Cathleen A. Campbell has nearly three decades of international science and technology policy and program management experience, serving most recently as CRDF's Senior Vice President.

Ms. Campbell served from 1998 to 2002 as Director of the Office of International Policy and Programs in the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce, as well as Executive Director of the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission.

From 1995 to 1997, she was a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and for four months served as OSTP's Acting International Director. Ms. Campbell was the U.S. State Department's Program Officer for Soviet/Russian Science and Technology affairs, from 1989 to 1994, in which capacity she led an interagency team that developed and implemented new, post-Cold War policies and programs on science and technology cooperation with the former Soviet Union.

The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) promotes international science and technical collaborations. A private, nonprofit organization established in 1995 by the U.S. Government, CRDF has provided grants, technical assistance, and training to scientists and engineers in Eurasia for ten years. Recently, CRDF has expanded its geographical focus to include many areas beyond Eurasia, including the Middle East and Baltic regions.

CRDF believes that the spirit of international science and technology cooperation provides critical benefits to the global community. CRDF supports foreign scientists and their U.S. counterparts in exceptional merit-reviewed research projects. These collaborations advance science and technical agendas of both American and foreign science. They also offer foreign scientists and engineers alternatives to emigration; help prevent the dissolution of their scientific and technological infrastructure; and advance the transition of weapons scientists to civilian work. CRDF also helps to move applied research to the marketplace by teaming U.S. companies with Eurasian scientists, and helps to strengthen research and education in universities abroad.

Since 1995, CRDF has awarded nearly 3000 grants to 13,000 scientists—including 2,500 former weapons researchers—and has committed more than $102.8 million in total support.

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