Peter Agre is an American physician, Nobel Laureate, and molecular biologist, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. Serving from 2009 to 2011 as president and chair of the board of advisors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Agre became very active in the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy.
He led a series of science diplomacy visits to countries with adversarial relationships to the U.S, to foster exchanges and collaborations on peaceful scientific projects and thereby reduce tensions. In addition to being a founding member of Scientists and Engineers for Change, Peter Agre was part of the transition team for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He was also Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.