John Noble Wilford

Secretary

Mr. Wilford is the Senior science correspondent of the New York Times; author: The Mapmakers (1981), The Mysterious History of Columbus (1991), and numerous other books and articles; winner: two Pulitzer Prizes for National Reporting, many other awards and honorary degrees; assignments throughout U.S. and to Europe, former Soviet Union, China, Mongolia, Canada’s Northwest Territories, Mexico, the Amazon, the Caribbean, among others; co-chairman, Mercator Society.