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Margaret Goud Collins is Program Director for Capacity Building and Academic Training (CBAT) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). She works with IIASA Research Programs, with National Member Organizations, and with Institutions around the world to enhance IIASA's activities related to developing capacity to apply systems approaches and methodologies to global change issues and challenges.
From 2012-2015, she held the position of IIASA Secretary - Science and NMOs, with responsibility for strengthening institutional coordination and research cooperation between IIASA, its NMOs, and the science communities in its National Member Organization (NMO) Countries. From 1997-2012, she served as the Program Director for the U.S. Committee for IIASA, the U.S. NMO, first with the American Academy of Sciences in Cambridge, MA, then with the National Academy of Sciences. She was also Program Officer for the U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS.
Dr. Goud Collins received her PhD in Geological Oceanography from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography in 1987, with a specialization in coastal ocean processes. She has held numerous positions related to science policy and international cooperation in scientific research, at the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute in Manila, with the NOAA Chief Scientist, with the US Geological Survey Director, and as a AAAS Congressional Science Fellow with Senator Max Baucus and the Environment and Public Works Committee. She served 4 terms on the American Geophysical Union Committee on Public Affairs and represented Public Affairs on the AGU Program Committee. Dr. Goud Collins was elected an AAAS Fellow in 2007.
Last update: 15-JUL-2015
Frank AB, Goud Collins M, Levin SA, Lo AW, Ramo J, Dieckmann U, Kremenyuk V, Kryazhimskiy AV, et al. (2014). Dealing with femtorisks in international relations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (49): 17356-17362. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1400229111.
Goud Collins M (2013). International organizations and biodiversity. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition). Eds. Levin, SA, Waltham: Elsevier/Academic. ISBN 978-0-12-384720-1 DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00395-6.
Frank AB, Goud Collins M, Clegg M, Dieckmann U, Kremenyuk VA, Kryazhimskiy AV, Linnerooth-Bayer J, Levin SA, et al. (2012). Security in the Age of Systemic Risk: Strategies, Tactics and Options for Dealing with Femtorisks and Beyond. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-12-010
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