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

Alan Alda, Actor & Preeminent Science Communicator

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

Holly Ash, Board Member, Aspen Brain Institute

Guru Banavar, Vice President, Cognitive Computing, IBM Corporation

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.

*Paul Berg, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Len Blavatnik, Chairman, Access Industries

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

Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University

Giancarlo Bonagura, Executive Director and COO, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute

Randall Bumps, Senior Director, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, United Technologies Corporation

Karen Burke, Associate Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Stephan Butler, Co-Founder and Developer, Kingsbridge National Ice 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

Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

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

Milton Cofield, Distinguished Professor, Carnegie Mellon; former Vice-Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents

Nili Cohen, President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Ron Cohen, President and CEO, Acorda Therapeutics

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

Renee Colombo, Vice President, Development and Communications, JA of New York

Brandie Conforti, Global Head of Development, JA Worldwide

Jacqueline Corbelli, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Brightline

Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy CEO, UN Foundation

Margaret Crotty, Executive Director, Partnership with Children

Daniel Curran, ‎Senior Vice President and Head of the Center for External Innovation, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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

Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System

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

Marlaina Deppe, President, Novo Arts

Yadin Dudai, Sara and Michael Sela Professor of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide

Andrew ElBardissi, Partner, Deerfield Management

Chad Evans, Executive Vice President, Council on Competitiveness

Phillip Evans, Chief Communications Officer, Turner Enterprises

Zandy Forbes, President and CEO, MeiraGTX

James Fordyce, Managing Partner, MEDNA Partners LLC

Patrick Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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

Mark Garber, Senior Partner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, GHP Group

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

Justin Gmelich, Global Head of Credit Trading, Goldman Sachs

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

Elie Hirschfeld, President, Hirschfeld Properties

Steven Hochberg, Partner, Deerfield Management

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

Akiko Iwasaki, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Thomas Campbell Jackson, Venture Partner, Easton Capital Investment Group

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

Richard Kahan, Founder and CEO, Urban Assembly

Charlie Kim, Chief Executive Officer, Next Jump

*Eric Kandel, Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University & HHMI Investigator

Lena Kaplan, Vice-Chair, World Childhood Foundation – USA

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

Nafiz Karabudak, Corporate Global Technology Manager, Lockheed Martin

Emmanuel Kattan, Director, New York Office, British Council USA

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

Sara Lawrence, Director, Citizen AOL

Pablo Legorreta, Founder & CEO, Royalty Pharma

Jacqueline Leo, Editor-in-Chief, The Fiscal Times

Chuan Poh Lim, Chairman, A*Star

Michal Lipson, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University; Blavatnik Regional Young Scientist Award Winner

Peter Lupoff, Chief Investment Officer, Tiburon Capital Management

Szabolcs Marka, Walter O. LeCroy, Jr. Professor of Physics, Columbia University; Blavatnik Regional Young Scientist Award Winner

Paul Marks, President Emeritus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Joan Massagué, Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Ruslan Medzhitov, Professor of Immunobiology & HHMI Investigator, Yale University; Blavatnik Regional Young Scientist Award Winner

Mark Messier, Chief Executive Officer, Kingsbridge National Ice Center; former New York Ranger

Mark Minevich, Senior Fellow, Council on Competitiveness

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

Azmi Nabulsi, Deputy CMSO and Head, Strategic and Professional Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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

Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo

Timothy O’Connor, Chief of Staff, The Rockefeller University

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

Ilya Ponomarev, Founder, Trident Acquisitions

Mark Ptashne, Chair, Molecular Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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

Emiliangelo Ratti, Senior Vice President, Head of CNS Therapeutic Area Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Nicholas Remillard, President and CEO, International Economic Forum of the Americas

Beatrice Renault, Chief Strategy Officer, The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Diana Reyna, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President

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

David Sabatini, Research Professor, Department of Cell Biology, New York University School of Medicine

Kathe Sackler, Founder & President, Acorn Foundation for the Arts & Sciences

Mortimer D.A. Sackler, Member of the Board, Purdue Pharma

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

Sarah Schlesinger, Senior Attending Physician and Associate Professor of Clinical Investigation, The Rockefeller University

Donald Schupak, Founder and Senior Managing Member, SGI Cambium

Joe Sealy, Founder, Greater Pacific Capital

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

Josette Sheeran, President, Asia Society

Javaid Sheikh, Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Bill Sisson, Senior Director, Sustainability, United Technologies Corporation

Susan Solomon, Founder and President, NY Stem Cell Foundation

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

Alejandro Villanueva, Executive Director, Televisa 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

Silda Wall Spitzer, Principal, NewWorld Capital Group, LLC

Frank Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Ossianix, Inc.

*James and Liz Watson

Gerald Weissman, Research Professor, NYU School of Medicine

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

Stephanie Whittier, Executive Director, Foundation & Endowment Services, Morgan Stanley

Jeff Wilcox, Vice President for Engineering and Program Operations, Lockheed Martin

Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Timothy Wirth, Vice-Chair, UN Foundation; former United States Senator

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