As director of the Science Initiative Group (SIG) at the Institute for Advanced Study, Arlen Hastings is involved in the design, implementation and administration of initiatives to build scientific capacity in the developing world. A senior administrator at the Institute since 1992, Ms. Hastings was instrumental in conceptualizing and establishing SIG and its first project, the Millennium Science Initiative, in 1998, and later the African Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE). Ms. Hastings came to the Institute from the International Research & Exchanges Board, where her responsibilities included organizing US-Soviet academic conferences. She holds an A.B. in anthropology and Russian studies from Princeton University.