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Eugene Skolnikoff

Eugene SkolnikoffEugene B. Skolnikoff is Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Skolnikoff has focused his research and teaching interests in the field of international affairs, with a strong emphasis on the political changes brought about by rapid scientific and technological change. Professor Skolnikoff has worked on the White House Staff in the office of the Science Adviser in the administrations of Eisenhower, Kennedy and Carter, dealing there and in his activities at MIT on issues including nuclear energy and weapons, proliferation, foreign aid, space, foreign policy, global warming, information technologies, and international organizations.

He has taught at Yale and the Fletcher School at Tufts. He was co-director of a research project on international environmental agreements at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria from 1993-7 and has been a consultant to a number of U.S. government agencies, including the Departments of State, Energy and Defense; the National Science Foundation; and Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment; as well as to international organizations, private foundations, and industry.

Prof. Skolnikoff is currently on the National Research Council Committee on Science, Technology, and Health Aspects of the Foreign Policy Agenda off the U.S., a committee set up at the request of the Department of State, and is a member of the NRC Space Studies Board, where he serves as Chair of the Committee on International Space Programmes. Prof. Skolnikoff has published numerous articles and several books, including The Elusive Transformation: Science, Technology, and the Evolution of International Politics (1993) and, with David Victor and Kal Raustiala, The Implementation and Effectiveness of International Environmental Commitments: Theory and Practice (1998).

—From intech.unu.edu

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The Elusive Transformation: Science, Technology, and the Evolution of International Politics by Eugene B. Skolnikoff.
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