Norman P. Neureiter

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science policy adviser
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Public Affairs and Public Policy


Norman P. Neureiter was the first director of the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and now serves as acting director and senior adviser to the Center. In 1959, he served as a guide at the U.S. National Exhibition in Moscow, subsequently qualifying as an escort interpreter for the Department of State. In 1963, he joined the International Affairs Office of the U.S. National Science Foundation in Washington and managed the newly established U.S.-Japan Cooperative Science Program. Entering the U.S. Foreign Service in 1965, he was named Deputy Scientific Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn. In 1967, he was transferred to Warsaw as the first U.S. Scientific Attache in Eastern Europe with responsibility for Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Dr. Neureiter returned to Washington in 1969 as Assistant for International Affairs to the President's Science Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology. From 1973 to 1996 he worked for Texas Instruments (TI), where he held a number of staff and management positions. In 2000 he became the first Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State. Finishing the 3-year assignment in 2003, he was made a Distinguished Presidential Fellow for International Affairs at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. In 2004, he joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2008 he received the Public Welfare Medal, the highest honor of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star decoration, one of the highest honors awarded by the Japanese government, and he also received the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st class for his work with IIASA. His wife is Georgine Reid Neureiter, a retired public speaking consultant.

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