The New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala
Monday, November 5, 2018
The Conrad Hotel
102 North End Avenue
New York, NY 10282
Featuring the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists.
At this year’s event, the New York Academy of Sciences will Celebrate the Extraordinary! In the 21st century, the world is facing unique challenges, and we need extraordinary scientists to rise to the occasion. Science and technology have become driving forces for change that are helping to create a more sustainable planet and improve the quality of life for its inhabitants.
The Academy understands the importance of investing in STEM education to create a better world today and inspire the innovators of tomorrow. With your support, the Academy and its partners are identifying and fostering STEM talent through every step of their career and building the STEM workforce that will tackle society's grandest challenges. We hope you will join us to celebrate the depth and breadth of the impact STEM can have on New York’s economy and society at large.
We are thrilled to welcome Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, as our guest speaker this year.
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Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed was Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016, where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action, protecting the natural environment, and conserving resources for sustainable development.
Prior to this, she served as Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning, where she was instrumental in bringing about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
Before joining the UN, Ms. Mohammed worked for three successive administrations in Nigeria, serving as Special Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, providing advice on issues including poverty, public sector reform, and sustainable development, and coordinating programs worth $1 billion annually for MDG-related interventions.
She is also an Adjunct Professor in Development Practice at Columbia University and served on numerous international advisory boards and panels, including the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, the Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Women’s Millennium Initiative, Girl Effect, 2016 African Union Reform, and the ActionAid International Right to Education Project.
Ms. Mohammed began her 35-year career in the private sector with architects and engineers responsible for the project management of health, education, and public sector buildings.
CEO, Global STEM Alliance, The New York Academy of Sciences
Nobel Laureate; Co-Director, Mind Brain Behavior Initiative, and University Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University
Chief Executive Officer and President, Access Industries, Inc.
Stacie Grossman Bloom
Assistant Vice President for Policy & Administration; Associate Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology, NYU Langone Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Health System; Honorary Life Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Chancellor, Rutgers University - Newark
Robert B. Catell
Chairman, Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center, Stony Brook University
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, BrightLine; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Executive Director, Partnership With Children
Ellen de Brabander
Senior Vice President, Nutrition Research & Development, PepsiCo; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
President, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer Inc; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
President, Princeton University
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, The Rockefeller University; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Yale University
Vice President, Research & Development, Unilever
Senior Vice Provost for Research, New York University; Chair, The New York Academy of Sciences
Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin
Co-Founder, Global Futures Group
Managing Partner, Excellentia Global Partners; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Co-Managing Member, Numerati® Partners, LLC; RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences NYU; Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.
John E. Kelly III
Senior Vice President, Solutions Portfolio and Research, IBM; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Vice President, Innovation, Global Health, and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Founder & CEO, Royalty Pharma; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Former Managing Director, Head of DTCC Solutions; Chairman of the Board, DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC; Chairman of the Board of Managers, Omgeo; Treasurer, The New York Academy of Sciences
Amina J. Mohammed
Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Co-Managing Member, Numerati® Partners, LLC; RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences NYU; Co-Founder, Risk Economics, Inc.; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Venture Partner, Innovation Endeavors; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
G. Michael Purdy
Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Investment Committee, Royalty Pharma
President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences
President and CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Executive Vice President, Access Industries; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
Marica and Jan Vilcek
Co-Founders, The Vilcek Foundation
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, The State University of New York; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences
President and CEO, NYC First; Governor, The New York Academy of Sciences