John P. Campbell

Former Executive Director
John P. Campbell

Former EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, InterAcademy Council

John P. Campbell is  the Former Executive Director of the InterAcademy Council (IAC), headquartered at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. He is responsible for the management and finance of all IAC programs and activities, including the IAC Secretariat and IAC studies. From 2001-2005, he was Associate Director of the InterAcademy Council; and served as director of the first IAC report, published in 2004, Inventing a Better Future: A Strategy for Building Worldwide Capacities in Science and Technology.

From 1993-2001, he was director of inter-academy programs for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. He served as staff director for international conferences of scientific academies on Science and Technology and Cities (Istanbul, 1996) and Science and Technology and Global Sustainability (Tokyo, 2000).  From 1987-1992, he was project director for the U. S. Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Working Group on the U.S. Academic Research Enterprise. He holds degrees from Tulane University and the University of Texas at Austin.