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Falkenrath named to National Security Council

President George W. Bush has chosen Richard Falkenrath, assistant professor of public policy at the Kennedy School, to be director for proliferation strategy at the National Security Council.

“I am honored to have been chosen and I hope that my eight years at the Kennedy School have prepared me for the challenges ahead,” Falkenrath said.

“We are pleased to see Richard join the Bush administration in his new position on the National Security Council,” Dean Joseph S. Nye Jr. said.

HMNH selects Babbitt for conservationist medal

Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will be the 2001 Roger Tory Peterson Memorial Medal recipient and guest speaker on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has announced. This annual event celebrates the efforts of the famous naturalist and author in conserving the planet’s biological diversity. Babbitt has helped to enact such legislation as the California Desert Protection Act and to revamp the Endangered Species Act.

Frazer named special assistant to President Bush

President George W. Bush has selected Jendayi E. Frazer, assistant professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, to be special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs at the National Security Council.

Frazer will serve as a top presidential adviser in the development of U.S. policy toward Africa.

Sutton to head space research team

Jeffrey P. Sutton, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Neural Systems Group at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology, has been named team leader for the new Smart Medical Systems Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Sutton will manage scientists from seven institutions working on identifying and developing new methods of remote medical diagnosis and treatment for long-duration space missions.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks