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Jong-on Hahm

Distinguished Senior Fellow



3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201


Jong-on Hahm is a Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.  Dr. Hahm’s research focuses on global investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to spur innovation and economic growth; global STEM workforce migration; diversity in science; global intellectual property rights; Big Data uses, analyses, and controversies.

Dr. Hahm served in the Office of International Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation, where she managed relations with countries in Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and the Pacific.  She was a Research Professor in the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Center at George Washington University (GWU), and Vice President of the Biotechnology Institute.  She led the National Academies Committee on Women in Science and Engineering to national prominence, spurring Congress to request a study of gender differences in academic careers in science, engineering, and mathematics.  Her service on advisory boards includes the George Washington University Research Advisory Board, President Clinton’s Interagency Council on Women Working Group on Science and Technology, UN Conference and Forum on Science and Technology, Board of Trustees of Montgomery College and the Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland.

Dr. Hahm earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.A. from American University, and B.Sc. from McGill University.