AAAS's mission is to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people."  The Office of International and Security Affairs (OISA) supports this mission by managing the association's international institutional relationships, informing the internationalization of AAAS, and advancing the AAAS goals of providing leadership in international science cooperation, science diplomacy, and science, technology and security policy.  OISA supports AAAS's chief international officer in advising AAAS leadership on all aspects of global engagement and activities and the office hosts the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy.

OISA was formed in January 2015 from the merger of the International Office and the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy.


Vaughan Turekian, Ph.D. - Chief International Officer; Editor-in-Chief Science & Diplomacy

Tom Wang, Ph.D. - Director for International Relations; Executive Editor Science & Diplomacy

Michael Cheetham - Associate Director for International Research Partnerships

Cristine Geers - Program Associate

Jennifer Roderick - Program Associate

Jennifer Therrien - Research Associate

Hend Ghobrial - Program Operations Coordinator

Pierce Corden - Visiting Scholar

David Hamburg - Visiting Scholar

Sherry Pascual - Admin Support Specialist

Center for Science Diplomacy

Caitlin Jennings - Editorial Manager

Norman Neureiter - Senior Scholar

Ray Arnaudo - Senior Scholar

Bill Colglazier - Senior Scholar

Eli Kintisch - Research Scholar

Contact Us

Office of International and Security Affairs
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005 USA
Phone: +1 (202) 326-6650
Fax: +1 (202) 289-4958