IR/PS Dean Named to State Science Council
Rex Graham | Jan. 24, 2011
IR/PS Dean Peter Cowhey
Peter Cowhey, dean of UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), has named the new vice chair of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST).
Cowhey, the Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy and dean of IR/PS, has also served as senior counselor to the U.S. Trade Representative on strategy and negotiations, and he has been a member of the CCST Council since 2007.
"Peter's presence as vice chair will bring an important balance to the work of the council, thanks to his distinguished career as a social scientist and academic administrator," said CCST Board Chair Karl Pister.
Charles F. Kennel, distinguished professor of atmospheric science, at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Miriam John, former vice president of the California Division of Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the new chair of CCST, succeeding Charles F. Kennel, distinguished professor of atmospheric science, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
"Among many accomplishments during his tenure as chair, Charlie was instrumental in creating ties with the Royal Society of London and strengthening collaboration with the National Academies," said Pister. "I am grateful to him for his dedicated service to the council, and on behalf of the board, I thank Charlie for his outstanding leadership."
The CCST Council is an assembly of corporate CEOs, academicians, scientists, engineers and scholars designed to offer expert advice to the state government and to recommend solutions to science and technology-related policy issues. CCST is a nonpartisan, impartial, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.