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Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit

University College London Lecturer in Science Diplomacy

Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit is JSPG's Director of International Engagement. By day, JC serves as a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. He was most recently Deputy Director of the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Initially trained as a scientist, obtaining a BSc in Physics from Paris XI University, an MSc and a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the Paris Observatory, he worked for the French National Center for Scientific Research on the European Space Agency “Gaia” satellite mission and at the California Institute of Technology on the NASA “Spitzer” infrared satellite.

His career later took him to South Africa, where he was a Project Officer for the International Astronomical Union, overseeing more than forty international projects aiming to develop astronomy research, education, and outreach in over thirty countries. He has also been involved in many science education and outreach programs, and was an Associate Editor on the Journal of Science Policy and Governance (2016-2018). He is the co-founder of the Science Diplomacy Club at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, where he recently obtained a Master of Art in Law and Diplomacy. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society, the International Astronomical Union and AAAS. JC is on Twitter at @jcmauduit.