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Corey Goodman (Council Chair)
venBio Partners, LLC
Judith Swain (Council Vice Chair)
National University of Singapore
Lori Bettison-Varga
Natural History Museum
Peter Cowhey
UC San Diego
Dona Crawford
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Jeff Dozier
UC Santa Barbara
Ziyad "Zee" Duron
Harvey Mudd College
Susan Hackwood (Executive Director) CCST
Bryan Hannegan
Holy Cross Energy
Susan Hubbard
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Michael Kavanaugh
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Regis Kelly
QB3 Institute
Charles Kolstad
Stanford University
Patrick Lee
Sempra Energy
Henry Lester
California Institute of Technology
Terry Lewis
Independent Contractor and Consultant
Jane Long
Climate Strategist
Amber Mace
Michael Norman
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Prasad Ram
Steven Schroeder
Linda Dairiki Shortliffe, MD
Stanford University
Soroosh Sorooshian
UC Irvine
Dan Sperling
UC Davis
James L. Sweeney
Stanford University
Joseph Walkush
Science Applications International Corporation
Yulun Wang
InTouch Health
CCST Council Vice Chair Peter Cowhey

CCST Council Member
Peter Cowhey

Dean, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego

Peter F. Cowhey is the Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy and Dean at the University of California, San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) and former Vice Chair of the Council. He is an internationally recognized expert on international trade and regulation with a special expertise in telecommunications and information policy and markets.

Cowhey joined UCSD's faculty in 1976 and became dean of IR/PS in July 2002. He was the director of the University of California system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) from 1999-2006. He holds a B.A. in foreign services from Georgetown University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

From 1985 to 1986 Professor Cowhey served as a member of the international planning group of AT&T International. In 1994 Cowhey took leave from UC San Diego to join the Federal Communications Commission as the Commission's Senior Counselor for International Economic and Competition Policy. Later he became Chief of the International Bureau of the FCC and he led the Commission's work in the WTO negotiations on basic telecommunications services and new competition rules for international telecom services (including the Internet).

He has served as an adviser to major companies in the telecommunications and information technology industries and to leading international institutions. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is Vice Chair of the Board of the Grameen Foundation USA.. From 2010-2011 he also served as Senior Counselor to the U.S. Trade Representative on strategy and negotiations with a special responsibility for technology and intellectual property issues. He was named to the CCST Council in 2007 and was named Vice Chair in 2011. From 2011 to 2012 he was the chief policy officer for the Aspen Institute's project on the international digital economy and he also is the Chair of the CONNECT Innovation Institute.

He was named to the CCST Council in 2007 and served as Vice Chair from 2011 to 2017.

Updated 2/15/17