E. William Colglazier, PhD

E. William Colglazier is editor-in-chief of Science & Diplomacy and senior scholar in the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He works there to advance knowledge and practice on science policy and diplomacy and to support international collaboration in science and technology. From 2011 to 2014, he served as the fourth Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, providing scientific and technical expertise in support of US foreign policy. From 1994 to 2011, he served as executive officer of the US National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, where he helped to oversee the studies that provide independent, objective scientific advice on public policy issues. In 2016 and 2017 he co-chaired the 10-member group appointed by the UN Secretary General to advise on science, technology, and innovation for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. He received his PhD in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1971, and subsequently worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Tennessee.