Our Team

Advisory Board Members



Peter Smallwood, Professor at the University of Richmond



Dr. Smallwood is interested in science policy and science diplomacy.  He has worked as a science advisor to individual US Senators and the Senate Homeland Security/Government Affairs committee.  He was the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s program in Afghanistan (2008—2009), and ran the US State Department’s program for Iraqi scientists (2004-05).  He teaches conservation biology, science policy, and ecology.






Judyth Twigg, Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University



Judy Twigg is professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches courses on global health, international political economy, international relations, and Russian politics. She is also currently serving as a senior associate (non-resident) with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she directs the Eurasia Health Project; consultant to the World Bank and U.S. federal government; and adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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