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Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director

Peter C. Agre serves on Science & Diplomacy’s Senior Advisory Board and is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003.


Malaria expert Peter Agre reflects on his 2012 piece, “Bringing Health Research to the Renewed U.S.-Myanmar Relationship,” as well as on progress and setbacks that have taken place in Myanmar in the decade since it was published.

In the Field

Nobel laureate Peter Agre reflects on how fellow laureate Linus Pauling, recipient of the 1954 chemistry prize and the 1962 peace prize, was an exemplar of how a scientist can advance science, promote its responsible use, and foster friendships worldwide.


U.S. universities are strengthening cooperation with Myanmar in health sciences and public health. These collaborations benefit both public health and the relationship between the two countries.