Cathleen A. Campbell

Cathleen Campbell is a retired executive specializing in international science and technology programs, policy, and management. Previously, she led U.S. science and technology initiatives at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Department of Commerce, and Department of State. In 2016, she retired from CRDF Global, where she had been serving as President and CEO. Cathy was a Visiting Scholar at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy in 2017–18 and currently is a member of the Board of Governors, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and the NASEM Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy.


Putting Science Diplomacy to Work

By Cathleen A. Campbell - 10/12/2022

In 2012, Campbell was cautiously optimistic about the potential of science diplomacy to engage countries with whom formal relations were strained. Despite major geopolitical changes, she still believes this and is eager to see its power put to use.


Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: What Can U.S. Scientists Do?

Science & Diplomacy gathered four perspectives of U.S. scientists and former diplomats who have spent several decades involved in scientific collaboration with the USSR, Russia, Ukraine, and post-Soviet states.


A New Era of Forging Connections and Trust with North Korea’s Scientists

By Richard Stone and Cathleen A. Campbell - 10/04/2018

As sustained high-level diplomacy with North Korea unfolds, the Korean Peninsula may well be on the cusp of momentous change, including in its potential science cooperation with international partners. 


Science Diplomacy in Arab Countries: The Need for a Paradigm Shift

The similarities of culture and experience, coupled with a common language and history of scientific achievement in Arab countries, make science diplomacy an obvious strategy for combating regional instability. 


A Consortium Model for Science Engagement

By Cathleen A. Campbell - 06/28/2012

The U.S.-DPRK Scientific Engagement Consortium, established in 2007, has connected scientists in North Korea and the United States despite strained official relations between the two countries.

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