• Events 

    Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?

    Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)

    While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!

  • Past Events

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Risky Business: A Pharmaceutical Industry Strategy Workshop

    Moderator: Florian Jehle (Partner, Catenion)

    This course gives professionals from inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry- including students and postdocs- a much better understanding of how the R&D and business development and licensing processes operate.

    Monday, April 15, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Building Human Capital To Drive New York's Innovation Economy

    Speakers: Bruce Kingma (iSchool and Whitman, Syracuse University), Rajit Manohar (Cornell NYC Tech), James Spencer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

    This conference will examine programs in NY State’s universities which are building the professional infrastructure needed to support NY's innovation economy and will explore future public partnerships on human capital development.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Greed: Willing to Do Anything

    Paul Zak (Claremont Graduate University)

    What makes some people nice and others nasty? Is there chemistry behind our morality? Join neuroeconomist Paul Zak to hear how our chemistry plays a large role in why some of us relate to Mr. Rogers more than Gordon Gekko. Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Can Oysters Save New York Harbor?

    Moderator: Andrew C. Revkin (Journalist)
    Speakers: Paul Greenberg, Pete Malinowski, Kate Orff

    Award-winning journalist Andrew Revkin leads a panel discussion with some of the key players in the movement to restore New York oysters, who hope to revive the Harbor and train the next generation of environmental leaders. Will also feature a special presentation by students from the Harbor School, a reception, and an oyster tasting!

  • Publications 


    Every Child’s Potential: Integrating Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Interventions

    Edited by Maureen M. Black (University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland) and Kathryn G. Dewey (University of California, Davis, California)

    International experts in nutrition and childhood development discuss the current status of integrating early childhood interventions


    New Thoughts about Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Childhood Obesity

    Keynote Speaker: David B. Allison (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

    Perhaps the most disturbing facet of the rise in obesity worldwide is the rise in childhood obesity. This eBriefing features researchers, physicians, teachers, and other professionals at the front lines of the childhood obesity epidemic who met in Bimghamton, NY to discuss this alarming public health problem.


    Building a Knowledge-based Economy in Qatar: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    This eBriefing highlights research and policy work discussed at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include cultures of entrepreneurship, scientific publishing, innovation in the Arab world, knowledge-based economies, structures of R&D enterprises, regional and global partnerships, and much more.


    Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Islamic Studies Research: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, UK), Nader Ardalan (Harvard University & Ardalan Associates, LLC), Mostafa Kharoufi (Economic and Social Council), and Ali Mohayuddin Qaradaghi (Qatar University)

    This eBriefing highlights humanities and social sciences research presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include civic engagement, urbanization, demography, public health, public administration, education, communications, cultural analysis, Islamic jurisprudence and much more.

  • Podcasts

    August 13, 2010

    How Prosperity Evolves

    With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.

    Download (33 MB, 00:51:28)
    December 4, 2009

    Climate Change in the City

    According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, global warming could have a big impact on the five boroughs. Three experts discuss the Panel's recent findings, and tell us what weather and policy changes to expect.

    Download (10 MB, 00:15:44)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

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