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The Board on International Scientific Organizations is an advisory board that provides advice and guidance to the U.S. National Committee system within BISO. In addition, the BISO serves as the U.S. National Committee to the International Council for Science (ICSU).



  • Michael Clegg, NAS, Chair
    Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
    University of California, Irvine
  • Patrick Scott, Vice Chair
    Director, Northern New Mexico Inquiry Science Education Consortium
    Los Alamos National Lab Foundation
  • Melody Brown Burkins
    Associate Director for Programs and Research, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
    Dartmouth College
  • Kenneth Kellermann, NAS
    Senior Scientist
    National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Wing Kam Liu
    Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Northwestern University
  • Lisa Grant Ludwig
    Professor, Public Health
    University of California, Irvine
  • C. Bradley Moore, NAS
    Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
    University of California, Berkeley 
  • J. Bruce Overmier
    Professor, Psychology
    University of Minnesota 
  • Jay S. Pearlman
    Technical Director, J&F Enterprises
    Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado
  • Donald Saari, NAS
    Distinguished Professor of Economics and Mathematics and
    Director, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
    University of California, Irvine



  • John Hildebrand, NAS Foreign Secretary
    University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Michael Clegg, International Council for Science (ICSU) Vice President for International Relations
    University of California, Irvine


  • Kathie Bailey, Director
  • Ester Sztein, Assistant Director and Senior Program Officer
  • Ana M. Ferreras, Senior Program Officer
  • Lois Peterson Kent, Senior Program Officer
  • Kathryn (Kate) Hughes, Program Officer
  • Pam Gamble, Administrative Associate

Biographical sketches of BISO Staff



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number IIA-1332689. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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