Jean-Christophe Mauduit is currently enrolled in a Masters of Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School (Tufts University) where his studies focus on International Organizations and Science Diplomacy. He was most recently affiliated as a research scholar with the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Initially trained as a scientist, obtaining a BSc in Physics from Paris XI-Orsay university and a MSc and PhD in Astronomy/Astrophysics from the Paris Observatory, he worked for the French National Center for Scientific Research on the European Space Agency “Gaia” satellite mission and at the California Institute of Technology on the NASA “Spitzer” infrared satellite. His career later took him to South Africa, where he was a project officer for the International Astronomical Union, overseeing more than forty international projects aiming to develop astronomy research, education, and outreach in over thirty countries. He has also been involved in many science education and outreach programs, including Hands on Universe, Universe Awareness and Astronomers Without Borders. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society, the International Astronomical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.