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The Academy’s Bicentennial Capstone Event: Evening of May 8, 2017
"Challenge 2030"

Expected Attendees in addition to past recipients of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists and Young Academy Members (aged 13-18)
(as of May 5, 2017)

*indicates Nobel Laureate

Asheesh Advani, Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide

Rosalia Arteaga Serrano, President, Fidal Foundation; former President of Ecuador

Holly Ash, Board Member, Aspen Brain Institute

Richard Baum, Chief of Staff to the President, New York University

Bradley Bell, Co-Founder and President, Bell-Phillip Television Production

Gad Berdugo, Senior Advisor, Finance, Strategy and Corporate Development, EpiVax, Inc.

Stacie Grossman Bloom, Assistant Vice President, Policy & Administration, NYU School of Medicine

Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University

Karen Burke, Associate Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Kathryn Bushkin Calvin, President and CEO, UN Foundation

Lewis C. Cantley, Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Brian Carter, Program Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation

Robert Catell, Chairman, Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center, Stony Brook University; former President, National Grid U.S.

*Martin Chalfie, Professor, Biological Sciences, Columbia University

David Charbonneau, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University & Blavatnik National Young Scientist Award Winner

Nili Cohen, President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Ron Cohen, President and CEO, Acorda Therapeutics

Cynthia Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Human Longevity, Inc.

Brandie Conforti, Global Head of Development, JA Worldwide

Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy CEO, UN Foundation

Ceri Davies, ‎Head of CNS Drug Discovery Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Titia de Lange, Leon Hess Professor, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, The Rockefeller University

Marlaina Deppe, President, Novo Arts

Andrew ElBardissi, Partner, Deerfield Management

Chad Evans, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness

Phillip Evans, Chief Communications Officer, Turner Enterprises

Natasha Franck, Founder, EON

*Jerome Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT

Paul Gallay, President, Riverkeeper

Alison Galvani, Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University School of Public Health; Blavatnik Regional Young Scientist Award Winner

Tamar Gendler, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University

Peter Goodwin, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Daniel Goroff, Vice President and Program Director, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Nina Gray, Executive Director, NYU Neuroscience Institute

Henry Greenberg, Special Lecturer, Epidemiology and Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Nicholas Groombridge, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Drew Guff, Managing Director and Founding Partner, Siguler Guff and Company, LP

Sam Hall, Principal, Apple Tree Partners

Andrew Hamilton, President, New York University

Rich Henning, Senior Vice President, Communications, SUEZ

Rush Holt, President, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Paul Horn, Senior Vice Provost for Research, NYU; former Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Research, IBM

Alice S. Huang, Senior Faculty Associate in Biology, Caltech

Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin, Senior Presidential Fellow, New York University; former Under Secretary of the United States Navy

Simon Humphrey, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, ARM Holdings

Marnie Imhoff, Senior Vice President of Development, The Rockefeller University

Lionel Ivashkiv, Chief Scientific Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery

Thomas Jessell, Co-Director, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

Charlie Kim, Chief Executive Officer, Next Jump

Samantha Kappagoda, Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.; RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Robert Keller, President, National Grid Foundation

Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo

Henrik Kingo, Founder and Director, Thanex

Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact

Martin Kohn, Chief Medical Scientist, Sentrian

Niccole Kroll, Co-Founder, Après

Seema Kumar, VP, Innovation, Global Health, Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson

Abraham Lackman, Senior Officer, Civic Affairs, The Simons Foundation

Pablo Legorreta, Founder & CEO, Royalty Pharma

Chuan Poh Lim, Chairman, A*Star

Peter Lupoff, Chief Investment Officer, Tiburon Capital Management

Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Ishiyaku M. Mohammed, Centre Director and CEO, Centre for Policy Research and Development Solutions, Abuja

David Mordecai, Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.; RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder and former Chairman, Infosys Technologies

Bjorn Nilsson, President, IVA (The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences)

Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo

Maddie Orton, Arts Correspondent, NJTV News

Hisashi Owada, President, International Court of Justice; former Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations

Svante Pääbo, Director, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Leif Pagrotsky, Consul General of Sweden in New York

Kevin Parker, Managing Partner, Sustainable Insight Capital Management LLC

Yitzhak Peterburg, Interim CEO and President, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

John Petralia, Chief Marketing Officer, Aligned Energy

Gregory Petsko, Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

Thomas Pompidou, Founder and Partner, Marker LLC

G. Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University

Michael Rape, K. Peter Hirth Chair of Cancer Biology & HHMI Investigator, University of California, Berkeley; Blavatnik National Young Scientist Award Winner

*Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, President, Royal Society, UK

Catherine Ricou, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Technology and Innovation Services, SUEZ

Rory Riggs, Managing Partner, Balfour Partners LLC

*Sir Richard Roberts, Chief Scientific Officer, New England Bio Labs

Jack Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, Rosen Partners

Ann Rosenberg, Head of Global SAP University Alliances and SAP Next-Gen Labs, SAP

Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences

Joanna Rubinstein, President and CEO, World Childhood Foundation – USA

Stephen Sands, Vice President, Investment Banking and Chairman, Global Health Group, Lazard

John Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University

John R. Seydel, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta

Laura Turner Seydel, Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

Rutherford Seydel, Partner, Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP

Konstantin Shakhnovich, Partner and Head of Systematic Market Making, Goldman Sachs

Bill Sisson, Senior Director, Sustainability, United Technologies Corporation

Tom Speechley, Partner, The Abraaj Group

Kathleen Stern, Director, Global Science & Biomedical Policy, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Bruce Stillman, President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Paul Stoffels, Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Davia Temin, President and CEO, Temin and Company Incorporated

George Thibault, President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Peter Thoren, Executive Vice President, Access Industries

Ted Turner, Chairman, UN Foundation

Rob van Leen, Chief Innovation Officer, Royal DSM

Sunny Varkey, Group Chairman, GEMS Global; Founder, Varkey Foundation and GEMS Education

Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman & CEO, JCVI Institute

Hans Vestberg, Executive Vice President and President of Network and Technology, Verizon

Jan Vilcek, Research Professor, NYU School of Medicine; President, Vilcek Foundation

Marica Vilcek, Vice President & Co-Founder, Vilcek Foundation

William Wachtel, Partner, Wachtel Missry LLP

John Wagner, Senior Vice President, Head of Translational Research and Early Clinical, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Paul Walker, Technologist and Philanthropist

*James and Liz Watson

Gerald Weissman, Research Professor, NYU School of Medicine

Lawrence Wennogle, Vice President, Drug Discovery, Intra-Cellular Therapies

Morris Wo, Director, Business Development, Gaopeng

Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO, Partnership for New York City

Xing Jijun, Counselor of Science & Technology, The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York

Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner, Capricorn LLC

Mohammad A. Zaidi, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Alcoa Inc.

Michael Zigman, President and CEO, NYC FIRST

Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York