InterAcademy CouncilIAC Board and Staff
Bruce ALBERTS, Co-ChairPast President, U.S. National Academy o SciencesLU Yongxiang, Co-ChairPresident, Chinese Academy o SciencesHoward ALPERCo-Chair, InterAcademy Panel on International Issues(IAP)Reza Davari ARDEKANIPresident, Academy o Sciences o the Islamic Republico IranEngin BERMEKPresident, Turkish Academy o SciencesAchiel van CAUWENBERGHEPast President, International Council o Academies o Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS)David CHALLONERPast Co-Chair, InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP).Ralph J. CICERONEPresident, U.S. National Academy o SciencesMohamed H.A. HASSANPresident, Arican Academy o SciencesJules HOFFMANNPresident, Académie des Sciences, FranceIchiro KANAZAWAPresident, Science Council o JapanMatthias KLEINERPresident, Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschatEduardo Moacyr KRIEGERPresident, Brazilian Academy o SciencesServet MARTINEZ AguileraPresident, Chilean Academy o SciencesR.A. MASHELKARPresident, Indian National Science AcademyGoverdhan MEHTA (Observer)President, International Council or Science (ICSU)Frits van OOSTROM (Observer)President, Royal Netherlands Academy o Arts andSciencesJacob PALISPresident, Academy o Sciences or the DevelopingWorld (TWAS)Martin REESPresident, Royal Society o LondonSALLEH Mohd NORVice-President, Academy o Sciences o MalaysiaS.E. VIZIPresident, Hungarian Academy o Sciences
John P. CAMPBELLExecutive DirectorPaulo de GÓESAssociate DirectorShem ARUNGU OLENDEAssociate DirectorS. K. SAHNIAssociate DirectorAlbert W. KOERSGeneral CounselRuud de JONGProgram Coordinator
The InterAcademy Council (IAC) producesreports on scientifc, technological, and healthissues related to the pressing global challengeso our time. Embodying expertise and expe-rience rom all regions o the world, the IACprovides knowledge and advice to nationalgovernments and international organizations.
The eighteen-member IAC Board is composedo presidents o 15 academies o science andequivalent organizations—representing Brazil,Chile, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India,Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Turkey, the United King-dom, and the United States, plus the AricanAcademy o Sciences and the Academy o Sci-ences or the Developing World (TWAS)—andrepresentatives o the InterAcademy Panel (IAP)o the world’s scientifc academies, the Interna-tional Council o Academies o Engineering andTechnological Sciences (CAETS), and the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP) o the world’smedical academies.
When requested to provide advice on a partic-ular issue, the IAC assembles an internationalpanel o experts. Serving on a voluntary basis,panel members meet and review current, cut-ting-edge knowledge on the topic and preparea drat report on its fndings, conclusions,and recommendations. All IAC drat reportsundergo an intensive process o peer reviewby other international experts. Only when theIAC Board is satisfed that eedback rom thepeer review has been thoughtully consideredand incorporated is a fnal report released tothe requesting organization and the public.Every eort is made to ensure that IAC reportsare ree rom any national or regional bias.
IAC projects are unded by multiple spon-sors, including national governments, privateoundations, and international organizations.Administrative overhead is covered by specialgrants rom the Netherlands Government andthe Royal Netherlands Academy o Arts andSciences. Participating academies contribute notonly intellectual resources but also unding ordeveloping new projects and special activities.
At the United Nations in February 2004, theIAC released its frst report,
Inventing a Better Future – A Strategy for Building Worldwide Ca- pacities in Science and Technology
. A second IACreport, commissioned by the U.N. Secretary-General and published in June 2004, was titled
Realizing the Promise and Potential of AfricanAgriculture – Science and Technology Strategies for Improving Agricultural Productivity and FoodSecurity in Africa
. A third report,
Women for Science,
was published in June 2006. Futurereports will also address critical global issues
improving global surveillance o emerging in-ectious diseases, strengthening the capacity o Arican universities or national innovation, andidentiying more eective measures o scientifcand technological progress.
Enhanced worldwide abilities or innovation andproblem-solving are required or responding tonearly all the urgent challenges addressed by theInterAcademy Council. The IAC Board will thussponsor special projects to promote capacitiesin science and technology in all regions o theworld.
For urther inormation on the IACplease see: www.interacademycouncil.net