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Claire Williams Bridgwater

Research Professor in Environmental Science, American University

Although a research professor at American University, I recently completed a MA degree in Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. This I did after being inspired as a AAAS Fellow in Science Diplomacy at State Dept where I served as a science advisor at State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Tenured full professor at Texas A&M, I have published over 100 articles and three books. My career has mostly been academic but I have worked for corporate R&D, federal government and a consulting company specializing in solving problems at the research-policy interface. My interests are atmospheric biology, ecology and evolution - and now science diplomacy.


  • –present
    Research Professor, American University


  • 2021 
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Global Studies


John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Canada, Fulbright Russia, Bullard Fellow at Harvard, Dr. Lee Fellow at Christ Church College Oxford UK, DAAD Faculty Scholar at Goettingen