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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Donald Clagett ’65 PhD
Donald Clagett is a chemist who has had the opportunity to apply that technical training in a wide variety of occupations. Today he is employed by the US State Department to provide technical input for the Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Bureau that monitors multilateral weapons reduction treaties to which the US is a party. Prior to that he worked at the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, located in The Hague) where he managed the Industry Verification Branch, which was responsible for planning and following up the verification of the declarations of chemical facilities in OPCW Member States subject to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
His diplomatic work is informed by experience in the chemical industry - first at W.R. Grace and later at GE Plastics. Initially his work at both companies focused on chemical product and process development. But after Bhopal in 1984 Don was assigned to look closely at GE’s chemical operations eventually serving as world-wide Global Risk Manager for GE Plastics plants. He also served as GE’s representative to the Chemical Manufacturers Association committee providing the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the US Senate with industry’s input into the negotiations leading to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the treaty implemented by the OPCW.
Prior to his industrial work Don was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at Northeastern University in Boston.
Don believes that Yale not only prepared him for his science-based career, but helped him develop into “a more civilized human being. At Yale my academic focus was on doctoral studies and research in chemistry. At the same time Yale gave me much more. Yale’s academic universe allowed me to meet, learn from and participate with students, faculty and visitors in areas ranging from music, art and architecture to the finer points of Japanese-American policies after the Meiji restoration.”
Founded in 1874, the goals of the Yale Club of Washington, D.C. are:
Nominate a Non-Profit for the Yale Club's Community Service Summer Fellowship Program!
The Yale Club of Washington will award Community Service Summer Fellowships to current Yale undergraduates who will spend the summer of 2015 interning at non-profit organizations in the Washington metropolitan area.
The Club is currently soliciting applications from organizations interested in hosting anenthusiastic and committed Yale undergraduate intern.
Hosting an intern requires no financial obligation on behalf of the non-profit, as the Club will be responsible for the intern's stipend and organizing housing.
If your organization is interested in hosting a Community Service Fellow during the summer of 2015, please fill contact Rene Herbert. The deadline is the first week of November. If you cannot host an intern this summer, please consider making a year-end donation to the program.
For questions about the Community Service Fellowship Program, contact René Herbert, 07 MPH, Vice President of Community Service. |