Join us for a special evening with Larry Brilliant, chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 7–8PM
Larry Brilliant will talk about his new book, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History. Larry will be available to sign books after his talk.
Larry is the chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund where he heads a team whose mission is to confront global threats imperiling humanity such as pandemics, climate change, water, nuclear proliferation, and the Middle East conflict.
Prior to joining Skoll, Larry was vice president of Google and executive director of Google.org. Larry is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and was the founder of the Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs have given back sight to more than three million blind people in 20 countries. Larry lived in India for more than a decade while working as a United Nations medical officer where he helped run the successful World Health Organization smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He recently worked for the WHO polio eradication effort as well.
He was associate professor of epidemiology, global health planning, and economic development at the University of Michigan, chairman of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Committee, which was created by Presidential Directive, a member of the World Economic Forum’s agenda council on catastrophic risk, and a “first responder” for the CDC’s bioterrorism response effort. He has worked at many levels from villages to global policy on smallpox, polio, blindness, disease surveillance, and disasters—he worked as a volunteer physician in Sri Lanka in the refugee camps following the tsunami—and is a member of the Health Minister of India’s rural health program. He is also a “techie” with an early patent in advanced telephone systems, co-founder of the Well, a pioneering digital community, and has been CEO of many venture-backed and public companies.
“His life story is nothing short of remarkable.” — Marc Benioff
Larry’s recent awards include the TED Prize, Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, International Public Health Hero, and two honorary doctorates. He is the author of two books and dozens of articles on infectious diseases, epidemiology, and global health policy.
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