International Program Development: The Impact of Partnerships

Amy K. Flatten, Ph.D.
Director of International Affairs
American Physical Society

"International Program Development:  The Impact of Partnerships"

Abstract: The speaker will describe how APS International Programs have grown over the past 13 years through establishing new partnerships with physicists, national physics societies and science organizations around the globe.  She will discuss the benefits and challenges of forming various types of partnerships and how these may serve society members, as well as the larger scientific community.

Brief biography: Amy Flatten is serving as Director of International Affairs of the American Physical Society (APS), where she develops international scientific exchanges, collaborations, and partnerships with physicists around the globe.  Prior to joining APS, she served for five years with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she managed international S&T initiatives involving government, academia, and industry on behalf of the U.S. President's Science Advisor during both the Clinton and Bush Administrations.    

Prior to her role with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Flatten was with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce, where she focused upon international telecommunications policy within multinational settings such as the International Telecommunications Union.  Before she joined the Federal government, she held private-sector positions with high-tech corporations, serving as a technology consultant with AT&T Solutions and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.

Along with her aforementioned full-time positions, she also held a faculty position (1995-2005) with the Johns Hopkins Part-Time Engineering and Applied Sciences Program, where she received the 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award.   She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Georgia Tech.