Founder and President
Global Co Lab Network
Global Co Lab Network Founding Director Linda Staheli has more than twenty years of experience advancing international science engagements and another ten years addressing arms control and national security issues. Working for CRDF Global managing governmental relations and science diplomacy outreach, including founding and serving as secretariat (2007-2012) for the US-DPRK Science Engagement Consortium, directing the National Institutes of Health Division of International Relations at the Fogarty International Center, managing international relations for the President’s Science Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and serving at the US Department of State managing US government S&T relations with Japan and South Korea and the Central and East European Joint S&T Funds. Other employers include RAND, Council for a Livable World, and the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Staheli has served in various volunteer capacities, including co-President of Women in International Security (WIIS), the Global-HELP Advisory Board, and on as a Member of the National Committee on North Korea. Ms. Staheli holds an M.A. in Public Management with a focus on national security studies from the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, and a B.A. in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington in Seattle. The Global Co Lab Network empowers youth globally to be Changemakers with a focus on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals utilizing a global video challenge and virtual teen-led SDG gatherings. The Co Lab produced a documentary in 2021 addressing science diplomacy with North Korea, entitled “A Peace of Science.” See trailer on the Co Lab website and order form at globalcolab.net.