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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Policy and Global Affairs

Research Interests

Science policy, Space Engineering, International Development, Science Diplomacy


Dr. Dalal Najib leads Science and Engineering Capacity Development activities at the Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) Division of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). She is the program director for the Arab-American Frontiers program of Science, Engineering and Medicine at NASEM in partnership with MENA based S&T institutions with support from NSF, USAID and NASA. Dr. Najib also worked on the USAID- funded Partnership for Enhanced engagement in Research (PEER) program where she managed the Africa, Middle-East and more recently the Central Asia transboundary water resources management portfolio. Dr. Najib first joined the National Academies as a Mirzayan Science and Technology policy fellow at the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB). She holds a PhD in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering from University of Michigan, with support from the NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship (NESSF).  She also completed a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy with a focus on science and technology policy in developing countries. Prior to that, she received her undergraduate degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering from Supaero (Toulouse, France). She is fluent in French, Arabic, English and Spanish.


NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Christine Mirzayan science & technology policy fellowship

Bourse d’Excellence (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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