Robin Chandler Duke Joins Worldwatch Institute Board of Directors

Washington, D.C.—The Worldwatch Institute, a Washington D.C.-based institute providing interdisciplinary research on pressing global issues, announced today that former U.S. Ambassador to Norway Robin Chandler Duke has been elected to its Board of Directors.

“We are very pleased that Ambassador Duke has agreed to join our Board,” said Oystein Dahle, Chairman of the Worldwatch Institute Board of Directors. “Her wealth of experience and life-long efforts on behalf of women will be a tremendous asset to Worldwatch and its important work.”

Ambassador Duke has been a leader in world population and family planning issues throughout her career. She is the former women’s editor of the New York Journal American and was a registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Duke was appointed Ambassador to Norway by President Clinton in 2000. She is currently a Director of the U.S.-Japan Foundation and the United Nations Association of the United States, and is on the advisory board of the Institute of International Education, an organization for which she previously served as Vice Chairman.

In 1980, President Carter accorded Ms. Duke the rank of Ambassador during her service as the Chair of the U.S. Delegation to the 21st Session of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ms. Duke has made numerous trips to countries that receive U.S. development assistance.

Ambassador Duke has served on the Board of Directors of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Population Action International, American Home Products, Rockwell International, International Flavors and Fragrances, and the East River Savings Bank (now Hong Kong Shanghai HBS).