President, Science Festival Foundation, USA
Judith Cox is the President of the Science Festival Foundation, based in New York City. The Foundation’s signature event is the annual World Science Festival, a week-long celebration of science that launched in 2008.
Hailed a “triumph of cultural cross-pollination,” by the New York Times, the Festival has featured international luminaries from the worlds of science, the arts, business, media, policy and government. The first four World Science Festivals have attracted over 650,000 visitors, and millions more have viewed the Festival’s programs online.
Prior to joining the Festival, Ms. Cox was Deputy Director for Special Projects of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, with responsibility for the development, structuring and planning of international projects. Previously, she served as General Counsel and then Deputy Director for the Guggenheim, and was involved in a number of major development projects, including the restoration and expansion of the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue and the negotiation and structuring of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, for which she served on the Executive Committee.
Prior to joining the Guggenheim Foundation, she was an associate in the New York and Paris offices of legal firm White & Case and a Vice-President of Bankers Trust Company.