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Jeff Kinder

Institute on Governance
Director, Innovation Lab

Jeff has almost 30 years of experience in government science and innovation policy in the US and Canada. His US experience includes the National Science Foundation, the National Academies and the Naval Research Laboratory. 

In Canada, Jeff has worked at Industry Canada, Natural Resources Canada and in support of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors. In 2014, he led the secretariat supporting the External Advisory Group on Government Science and Technology. Most recently, he led the Federal S&T Secretariat supporting the Minister of Science, the Deputy Minister Champion for Federal S&T and related initiatives.

Jeff is co-editor with Paul Dufour of A Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada (forthcoming from Invenire), author of Government Science 2020: Re-thinking Public Science in a Networked Age and co-author with Bruce Doern of Strategic Science in the Public Interest: Canada’s Government Laboratories and Science-Based Agencies (U. Toronto Press, 2007). He holds a PhD in public policy, a Master’s in science, technology and public policy, and a BS is physics.