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...
A Different Marathon

A Different Marathon

First came Tegla Loroupe’s extraordinary achievements as an athlete: first African woman to win the New York Marathon, in 1994 (she would win twice more); world-record holder at 25 and 30 kilometer distances; three-time Olympian, and more. Then came the Kenyan...
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...
Got Silk?

Got Silk?

When Fio Omenetto offered to host the Tällberg Foundation’s workshop—“Inside Every Utopia Is Dystopia,”—last month, he provided an ideal space for examining the impact of scientific and technological advances: his Silklab at Tufts University in Boston. Omenetto’s work...
Thought Experiments

Thought Experiments

What do magical thinking, salamander tails, free will, the human genome, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have in common? Answer: The Tällberg Foundation’s recent workshop, “Inside Every Utopia is Dystopia,” which was hosted by Fio Omenetto at Silk Lab at...

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