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 Eric Giler speaks IDEAS Boston 2011

Eric Giler


CEO of WiTricity, serial entrepreneur in telecommunications fields, and author of multiple patents, currently working to commercialize the recently developed technology enabling wireless electricity

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 John Halamka speaks IDEAS Boston 2011

John Halamka

Physician and Medical IT Expert

Clinician, author, researcher, and CIO of Caregroup Health System and Harvard Medical School, focusing on the use of technology for patient records and related issues of confidentiality, standards, and scalability

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 Lawrence Lessig speaks IDEAS Boston 2011

Lawrence Lessig

Legal Scholar and Ethicist

Acclaimed expert in constitutional law, cyberlaw, and intellectual property, and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, focusing on questions of governance and corruption

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 Daniel Lieberman speaks IDEAS Boston 2011

Daniel Lieberman

Evolutionary Biologist

Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and an expert and advocate of barefoot running, Lieberman explores how the human body grows, develops and functions.

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 Andrew Lippman speaks IDEAS Boston 2011

Andrew Lippman

Digital Communications Expert

Head of MIT Media Lab's Viral Communications program and codirector of the Communications Futures program, and a prolific writer on the future of information and its commercial and social impact

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 Bridget Terry Long speaks IDEAS Boston 2011

Bridget Terry Long

Education Economist

Professor of Education and Economics at Harvard and a leading expert in financial aid issues, college access, enrollment gender gaps, and institutional admissions policies

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 Jeannie Suk speaks IDEAS Boston 2011

Jeannie Suk

Professor of Law

Harvard Law School expert on privacy and domestic violence law, and intellectual property law as it relates to literature, performing arts, and fashion

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 Charles Derber speaks IDEAS Boston 2009

Charles Derber

Sociologist and Author

Charles Derber thinks of himself as a writer who studies the "big picture" of American culture and global capitalism. His recent books focus on globalization, terrorism, the culture of hegemony, and the power of multinational corporations. He has also written extensively on the crisis of individualism that defines American life, showing how our problems of community are organically tied to economic and political forces.

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 Ronald Dixon speaks IDEAS Boston 2009

Ronald Dixon


Ronald Dixon, MD, MA, is the creator and director of the Virtual Practice Project at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is the director of CIMIT’s (Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) Value Based Healthcare Delivery Program, and the associate medical director of MGH Beacon Hill.

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 Peter Galison speaks IDEAS Boston 2009

Peter Galison

Science Historian and Filmmaker

Peter Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. In 1997, he was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow; in 1999, he was a winner of the Max Planck Prize, given by the Max Planck Gesellschaft and Humboldt Stiftung.

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 Lisa Genova speaks IDEAS Boston 2009

Lisa Genova

Author and Neuroscientist

Neuroscientist turned author whose bestselling novel, Still Alice, portrays the enduring humanity of Alzheimer's patients. The book is also a testament to Genova's perseverance in overcoming repeated obstacles among mainstream publishers that ultimately led her to self-publish her work.

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