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Baruch College President, Dr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein Appointed to CRDF Global Advisory Council


NEW YORK, NY- June 21, 2016–Baruch College President, Dr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein has been appointed to the CRDF Global Advisory Council. He joins six other distinguished new members to the council from the higher education and science fields.

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome these seven distinguished leaders in science and technology engagement to the CRDF Global Advisory Council,” said John Hurley, Interim President and CEO, CRDF Global. “Our efforts to promote cross-border collaboration between scientists and innovators are having impacts all over the world. I’m confident that these new additions to the Advisory Council will further enable CRDF Global to achieve our mission of promoting peace and prosperity through international science collaboration.”

CRDF Global, whose vision is to promote peace and prosperity through international science collaboration, is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation. The organization has 20 years of experience managing international research funding programs and supporting emerging science and technology infrastructure in more than 40 countries in Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. CRDF Global was originally named the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation.



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to



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