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Inventing the Future to Address Societal Challenges: Venky Narayanamurti's 75th Birthday

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

September 19-20, 2014

Authors: Laura Diaz Anadon, Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program, 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

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Environment and Natural Resources; Science, Technology, and Public Policy

 

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.

Read a Belfer Center News article about the event here>

 

For more information about this publication please contact the STPP Program Assistant at 617-495-1498.

For Academic Citation:

Anadon, Laura Diaz, Tolu Odumosu, and Nidhi Santen. "Inventing the Future to Address Societal Challenges: Venky Narayanamurti's 75th Birthday." Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, September 19-20, 2014.

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Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.