Inventing the Future to Address Societal Challenges: Venky Narayanamurti's 75th Birthday
Event Report, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University and Sustainability Science Program, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
September 19-20, 2014
Authors: Laura Diaz Anadon, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Tolu Odumosu, Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age, Nidhi R. Santen, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group (ETIP), January 16–30, 2015; Former Project Manager, ETIP, July 2014–January 16, 2015; Former Fellow, ETIP, 2012–2014
Some of America's most distinguished leaders in academia, science, and technology gathered at Harvard on September 19 and 20, 2014, to celebrate the 75th birthday of renowned Harvard scientist Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti — and to discuss the future of innovation in America.
Venky, director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, was the founding dean of Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The Symposium was divided into four sessions: Challenges for the S&T Enterprise, Bell Labs 2.0, The University of The Future, and Addressing Global Grand Challenges with Science and Technology. The full agenda is included in Annex A, and the event report summarizes the lively discussions that emerged in each of the four panels in turn.
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