Credit: Michael Manning
Credit: Michael Manning

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University

Charles Weiss is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University. He was the first Science and Technology Adviser to the World Bank, and is the author of The Survival Nexus: Science, Technology and World Affairs (Oxford University Press, 2022).

Perspective

In this special issue for S&D, five authors formerly affiliated with the World Bank have responded to the question, "How have science and technology impacted the World Bank’s programs? How have these programs evolved and what could have been done better? What would you recommend to the new World Bank President Ajay Banga from a S&T perspective?"

Perspective

Professor Charles Weiss looks at the intersection of science and international affairs, and how these subjects can help to solve some of the many challenges our globe faces today, from pandemics to nuclear war.