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 Jay Allison speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Jay Allison

Broadcast Journalist

Independent radio and television documentary maker, known to NPR listeners as the curator of the series This I Believe.

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 Jonathan Bachrach speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Jonathan Bachrach

New Media Artist

Research scientist at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory who has developed a number of arts applications, including “String Beings,” a 2007 collaboration with Martha Mason’s Snappy Dance Theater, musician Lucia Lin, and composer Michael Rodbach.

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 Joan Brugge speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Joan Brugge

Cell Biologist

Professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School and research scientist working to identify and understand the mechanisms involved in cancer development.

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 Erik Demaine speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Erik Demaine


The MIT Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Professor in Computer Science and one of the founders of "origami mathematics," which has applications such as folding telescopes and understanding how proteins fold.

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 Michael Gandolfi speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Michael Gandolfi

Composer, Music Professor

Internationally renowned composer and teacher of composition whose latest work, "The Garden of Cosmic Speculation"--a seventy-minute orchestral composition inspired by Charles Jencks's Scotland landscape of earthworks and installations – represents for the composer a magnificent joining of physics and architecture.

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 Edward Glaeser speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Edward Glaeser

Urban and Social Economist

Harvard professor of economics whose work has focused on international disparities in social welfare systems and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission.

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 David Kang speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

David Kang

Specialist on East Asia

Professor at Dartmouth, author, and an expert on the history and politics of China and North Korea.

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 Martha Mason speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Martha Mason

Artistic Director and Choreographer

Cofounder and artistic director of Snappy Dance Theater, a collaborative national and international touring dance company based in Boston. Mason’s innovative choreographic, performance, and teaching career has spanned more than twenty years.

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 Ioannis Miaoulis speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Ioannis Miaoulis

Science and Technology Educator

President and director of the Museum of Science who is an innovative educator with a passion for both science and engineering.

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 Nancy Kanwisher speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Nancy Kanwisher

Cognitive Neuroscientist

A professor of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research who studies the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying human visual perception and cognition.

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 Bisola Ojikutu speaks IDEAS Boston 2007

Bisola Ojikutu

Infectious Disease Physician and Healthcare Advocate

Director of the Office of International Programs within the Division of AIDS at Harvard Medical School and infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital who has dedicated her career to rectifying disparities in healthcare access for HIV-infected patients both domestically and abroad.

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