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Kenneth H. Keller

Senior Adjunct Professor of Science and Technology Policy


Former Director, SAIS Europe (2006-2014); President emeritus of the University of Minnesota; was professor of chemical engineering and materials science, department chair, academic vice president and president of the University of Minnesota for more than three decades; was senior fellow for science and technology and senior vice president for programs at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York; member of the National Academy of Engineering; fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; founding fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering; member of the Council on Foreign Relations; former member and chairman of the National Research Council’s Board on Assessment of National Institute of Standards and Technology and NASA Astrophysics Performance Committee; former member of the Board of Life Sciences, the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Applications, and the Science and Technology Advisory Panel to the Director of Central Intelligence; past chair of the Medical Technology Leadership Forum; PhD, chemical engineering, The Johns Hopkins University.

Publications: "From Here to There in Information Technology," in American Behavioral Scientist (2008); "Nanotechnology and Society" in Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2007); "Improving the Understanding of Science and Technology," in Technology in Society (2006); numerous articles in academic journals related to science, technology and international relations; widely published in medical and scientific journals on subjects including, fluid mechanics, blood flow and mass transfer.




  • American Foreign Policy
  • Biotechnology and Information Technology Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Environmental Issues
  • Global Health Policy