Libbie M Prescott


Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor


Center for Security Studies (CSS)
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Dr. Elizabeth “Libbie” Prescott works at the intersection of science and international relations at the Department of State and as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University. She currently serves as Counselor and Strategic Adviser to the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. Previously, she served as the Science and Technology Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell. She has also served as the Practice Head for Biosecurity at Eurasia Group; a AAAS Science and Technology Congressional Fellow working with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for Senator Edward M. Kennedy; and a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies-US. She spent time with the National Academies Board on Science, Technology & Economic Policy and consulted for the Strategy Division of the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. Libbie has her doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Oxford, Balliol College and dual degrees with high honors in Economics and Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.


  • D.Phil. (2002) University of Oxford, Balliol College, Molecular Biology
  • BA (1998) University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology
  • BA with High Honors (1998) University of California, Berkeley, Economics