Michael G. Donovan receives 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowship
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Michael G. Donovan, Ph.D. (2007), was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in the area of Diplomacy, Development and Security. He became the first CED alum to receive the AAAS public service fellowship since the program was established in 1973. He is placed in the Office of Policy at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where he is implementing recommendations emerging from President Obama’s Policy Directive on Global Development. Currently he is co-chairing a task team that is writing a new Urban Policy to guide service delivery and municipal development programs in USAID's 80+ field missions. He has also been awarded an Embassy Science Fellowship to assist coastal planning and disaster risk reduction efforts in Small Island States.
Previously, Donovan served for four years as the urban specialist for the OECD where he co-authored fifteen books, including Metropolitan Reviews on Cape Town, Chicago, Chihuahua-Ciudad Juárez, Copenhagen-Malmö, Gauteng, Guangdong, Toronto, and Venice-Padua-Treviso. He also managed the OECD Urban Roundtable for Mayors and Ministers, which seeks to forge policy dialogue between municipal and national governments.