Aug. 4, 2017


Michael Clegg Appointed as U.S. Representative to IIASA Council

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. National Academy of Sciences announces the appointment of Dr. Michael Clegg, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine, to succeed Dr. Donald Saari as the U.S. representative to the Council of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

As a distinguished scientist and science diplomat, Dr. Clegg brings an extensive track record of experience and proven leadership success in the international sphere.  He has served three terms as NAS Foreign Secretary and two terms as co-chair of the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), and he is the current Vice President for External Affairs at the International Council for Science (ICSU). In addition, Dr. Clegg chaired the External Review Committee for IIASA.   

“I am personally grateful that Dr. Clegg has graciously agreed to take on this post as the U.S. representative to IIASA. His prior contribution as chair of the IIASA External Review Committee gives him distinctive insights into the challenges facing IIASA, as well as their potential solutions,” said Marcia McNutt, president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. “This knowledge should enable him to quickly contribute to IIASA and help the organization move forward to accomplish its goals.”

Dr. Clegg’s appointment to the IIASA Council has been unanimously endorsed by the U.S. National Member Organization for IIASA.

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