“Science and Democracy”
2013 Science Without Limits Symposium Keynote Speaker: Jane Lubchenco
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, a MacArthur award recipient, is one of the most highly cited ecologists in the world. She was the first woman to be appointed under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, serving from 2009 to 2013. Nominated by President Obama in December 2008 as part of his “Science Team,” she is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist by training, with expertise in oceans, climate change, and interactions between the environment and human well-being. Her academic career as a professor began at Harvard University (1975-1977) and continued at Oregon State University (1977-2009) until her appointment as NOAA administrator. Dr. Lubchenco is currently the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service.