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U.S. assistant secretary of state to deliver fifth annual Pulliam Memorial Lecture in Castine

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Castine, Maine — “Foreign Policy, Science, and You” will be the subject of Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones’s lecture at 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 23 at the Delano Auditorium on the campus of the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Her presentation will focus on the intersection of science and foreign policy in world affairs, and its importance to all of us. The lecture is open to the public with free admission.

Dr. Jones is Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. She has held that position since 2009, when she was appointed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Before that she has served as Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as Director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering, and on the National Security Council. Dr. Jones was also Director of the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) for the State of Maine from 2000-2002 and an independent consultant specializing in strategic planning and the development of research and education portfolios. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry from Barnard College. When not serving in Washington, DC, Dr. Jones and her husband reside in Castine.

Sponsored by the Castine Historical Society, the annual Pulliam Memorial Lectures were established in 2008 to honor the memory of Deborah Pulliam, a major benefactor of the Society and the town of Castine. For more information on the Castine Historical Society and its exhibits, programs and collections, visit CHS online at, email or call 207-326-4118.