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Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project and faculty chair of the Mason Summer Seminar. He directs the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and serves as Faculty Chair of Innovation for Economic Development executive program. Juma is a former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. He is co-chair of the African Union's High-Level Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation and a jury member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He was Chancellor of the University of Guyana and has been elected to several scientific academies including the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Sciences, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences. He has won several international awards for his work on sustainable development. He holds a doctorate in science and technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and environment. Juma serves on the boards ofseveral international bodies andis editor of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation and theInternational Journal of Biotechnology. His latest book, The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. He is currently working on on books on engineering for development and resistance to new technologies. Follow @Calestous on Twitter
Deb Hughes Hallett, Adjunct Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arizona. Professor Hughes Hallett coordinates the Quantitative Methods instruction in the Summer Seminar. With Andrew M. Gleason at Harvard, she organized the Calculus Consortium for Higher Education, and is recognized for her work on innovation in the teaching of mathematics. She is the author or co-author of seven textbooks, which have been translated into several languages, and has won four teaching prizes given at Harvard, most recently the Manuel Carballo Award at HKS. She received the Mathematical Association of America's national award for Distinguished Teaching and a University of Arizona award for innovative teaching.
Merilee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, and Director of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
Professor Grindle's research focuses on policymaking and public management in developing countries. Formerly, she was the Faculty Chair of the MPA programs and has been closely involved with the Mason Fellows for many years.