Kalonji, Gretchen

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Kalonji, Gretchen

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"The new Assistant Director-General in charge of the Natural Sciences Sector will be Gretchen Kalonji of the United States of America. Currently Director of International Systemwide Research Development at the University of California’s Office of the President, Ms Kalonji’s international career in materials science and educational transformation has taken her to university positions in France, Japan and China. She has also worked with several African universities and is fluent in Kiswahili and Lingala. Ms Kalonji helped to establish a science and health initiative linking partners in East Africa with the University of California" (UNESCO, Press Release 2010-043).


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Assistant Director-General, Natural Sciences (July 1, 2010-)
Director of International Systemwide Research Development, Office of the President, University of California (2005-2010)
Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington (?-2005)

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A. Torrance 15/04/2010




UNESCO, "UNESCO’s Director-General appoints her senior staff," Press Release 2010-043, 14/04/2010: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unescos_director_general_appoints_her_senior_staff/back/18256/

Office of the President, University of California. “University of California announces appointment of Gretchen Kalonji as Systemwide Director of International Strategy Development,” 26/01/2005: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2005/jan26.html

Office of Strategic Communications, University of California. “Background on the appointment of Professor Gretchen Kalonji as UC Director, International Strategy Development,” FACTS about the University of California, January 2005: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/factsheets/kalonji.pdf

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