Elizabeth Prescott

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2009-2010

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

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Dr. Elizabeth “Libbie” Prescott works at the intersection of science, society and international affairs at the Department of State and as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service Security Studies Program. Previously, she was the Practice Head, Biosecurity at Eurasia Group focusing on the political risk of infectious disease. She has served as an AAAS Congressional Fellow funded by the American Society for Microbiology working with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions with Senator Edward M. Kennedy and as a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies-US focusing on biosecurity in the life sciences industry. She spent time with the National Academies Board on Science, Technology & Economic Policy and consulted for the Strategy Division of the National Health Service in the United Kingdom addressing the integration of genetic technologies into clinical practice. She is a former Term Member in the Council on Foreign Relations and an Associate for the Truman National Security Project. Libbie has her doctorate in molecular biology from University of Oxford, Balliol College and dual degrees with high honors in Economics and Molecular & Cellular Biology from University of California, Berkeley.

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