Triple Vision

Triple Vision

Where some might see a dichotomy in Anne Goldfeld’s career—her cutting-edge laboratory at Harvard Medical School versus her fieldwork with patients in Cambodia and Ethiopia—she describes them as deeply integrated, along with her human-rights efforts. The...
Doing Nobody’s Job

Doing Nobody’s Job

Curiosity. Audacity. Determination. A bit of heart. That how Jaykumar Menon describes the qualities that have propelled him, as he followed his teenage ambition “to positively affect the lives of tens of millions of people.” A lofty goal, which is now within reach....
Mission Possible

Mission Possible

At first glance, Saul Griffith’s prodigious engineering achievements can appear somewhat scattershot. In addition to his San Francisco incubator/accelerator, Otherlab, which develops renewable energy and robotics solutions, Griffith has founded or co-founded a...
Change in Motion

Change in Motion

“Why did you come back here? You’ve managed to get out of this fire, stay outside.” This was his family’s reaction when choreographer Faustin Linyekula returned to his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2001 to found a transformative dance company, Studios...
Underwater Witness

Underwater Witness

The world’s foremost oceanographer—the Jacques Cousteau of our era, dubbed “Her Deepness”—she is on the road most of the year, and has logged countless hours underwater since her first dive, in a Florida river, when she was 16. But where Cousteau introduced audiences...
Shaping the Future

Shaping the Future

On April 11, Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought hosted the 2018 winners of the Tällberg / Eliasson Global Leadership Prize in a public conversation about global leadership in the 21st century. Neuroscientist Rafael Yuste, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy...

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