Dr. David A. Hamburg

(KNFP-01 Advisor)
Visiting Scholar, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
New York
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Economic Security
Trade / Foreign Policy
Public Health & Safety
Conflict Resolution
Social Justice
Gender-Based Violence
Social Justice
Youth Development
Youth Development


Psychiatrist-physician David A. Hamburg, a winner of the 1996 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States, has agreed to join AAAS as a visiting scholar within the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP) and the International Office. Hamburg, president emeritus at the Carnegie Corporation of New York and also a former president of AAAS and the Institute of Medicine, is expected to apply his broad expertise in support of the AAAS Center’s goal to advance the integration of science and public policy for national and international security. Hamburg, author of Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action, was a member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board with Secretary of Defense William Perry, and co-chair with former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict. His diverse experience spans the realms of public health, national security, diplomacy, and policy.