The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Arden L. Bement, Jr., PhD, Chief Global Affairs Officer and Inaugural Director of the Global Policy Research Institute, Purdue University, will be a Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Navigator Award winner for 2010. Dr. Bement and fellow awardees will be presented with the award at a banquet at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on October 21.
Prior to his appointments at Purdue University, Dr. Bement served as the 12th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a position he held from November 24, 2004 until June 1, 2010. He had been acting director since February 22, 2004. While Director of the NSF, Dr. Bement served as a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and as the vice-chair of the Commission's Natural Sciences and Engineering Committee.
Regarding the selection of Dr. Bement as a recipient of a Navigator Award, Potomac Institute Chairman and CEO Michael Swetnam said, "Arden has been a great and inspiring leader in this country’s science and technology fields for decades. His contributions are too numerous to mention. We, at the Institute, are honored to be associated with him and to present him with this award."