ABOUT CALESTOUS JUMA
Professor Calestous Juma was an internationally-recognized authority and leader in the application of science, technology, and innovation to sustainable development. His original work focused on analyzing the co-evolution of technological innovation and institutional change in socio-economic systems. He directed programs that advanced science, technology, and innovation policy research (especially biotechnology), provided high-level science and technology advice, and promoted the conservation of biological diversity.
He was Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Faculty Chair of the Edward S. Mason Fellows Program. He was also Faculty Chair of the Innovation for Economic Development Executive Program and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. Prof. Juma directed the School’s Agricultural Innovation in Africa and Health Innovation Policy in Africa projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2014-2015, he served as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.