Lane named to committee studying security issues

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Neal Lane, former
science adviser to President Clinton and university professor at Rice
University, has been named to the Committee on International Security Studies
(CISS) of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1982, the
committee plans and sponsors multi-disciplinary studies of problems that affect
the security of states and societies around the world. CISS projects focus on
emerging issues with global implications and explore cooperative, multilateral
means of providing peace and security.

Lane also holds
appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice and as Senior
Fellow of Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. He served as
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and director of the Office
of Science and Technology Policy and, prior to that, as director of the National
Science Foundation, in the Clinton administration.

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Rice University is consistently ranked one of America’s
best teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700
undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for each
place in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
of 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private American
universities; residential college system, which builds communities that are both
close-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,
integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduate
work. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and on
America’s South Coast.

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