Diplomacy Through Science, Technology and Innovation
The mission of the Office is to serve the U.S. national interest by promoting global scientific and technological progress as integral components of US diplomacy.
The core objectives of the Office are:
STAS functions under the direction of Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff, Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of USAID.
- Building partnerships with the national and international scientific communities
- Providing accurate scientific and technological advice to the Department of State
- Enhancing science and technology literacy and capacity within the Department of State
- Shaping a global perspective on emerging and envisioned scientific and technological developments
Genetically Modified Crops and the Global Food Security Crisis
Science and Technology Adviser Fedoroff: "[W]ill GM crops reduce biodiversity? As the food needs of the human population continue to grow, the very most important thing that we can do is to increase our agricultural productivity on the land we already farm." Full Text | View Video | Media Note
A Conversation With Nina Fedoroff
On August 18, 2008 Dr. Fedoroff was interviewed by the New York Times on genetically modified foods and other scientific issues.