Alain Norman heads the Science and the Law initiative of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program at AAAS.
At AAAS he works to advance the scientific enterprise by enhancing the judiciary’s understanding of scientific and technological issues, by managing projects and developing innovative project proposals, researching issues at the nexus of emerging technology and law, and building relations between the science and legal communities, notably as the AAAS’ liaison to the American Bar Association (ABA).
Prior to joining AAAS, he served for 22 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State – during which time he, inter alia, spearheaded rule-of-law and environmental security projects, in addition to providing analyses of political issues abroad. Prior to working as a diplomat, Alain established and ran the liaison office of the ABA’s Coalition for International Justice program in The Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), thereby advancing the development of international humanitarian law. Alain speaks French and Spanish.