Dr Ruth Narmann is Head of the International Relations Department of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. She is responsible for coordinating Leopoldina’s input for the annual G7- and G20-scientific policy advice activities and supervises the international formats of the academy. Dr. Narmann joined Leopoldina in 2011. Before that, she gained extensive experience in international science and research management, e.g. at German Research Foundation (DFG) or the Leibniz Association. Dr Narmann studied Chinese Studies, American Studies, and Speech Communication and Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen (Germany), National Political University (Taipeh, R.O.C.) and Yale University (New Haven, USA). She received her PhD from the University of Tübingen.