1. Helping children become more interested in science and math
2. Expanding international relationships
3. Reaching out to the Muslim world "to help them feel good" about their scientific contributions.
Never mind that they haven't had any contributions for a thousand years. Seriously, if given a million years to come up with a list of this guy's job responsibilities, I never would have imagined something so ridiculous. Did NASA become a branch of the State Department overnight without anybody noticing?