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40th TED talks
JIM EMERMAN - encore.org PDF Print E-mail

JIM EMERMAN is executive vice president of Encore.org. In 2005 at age fifty-five, he took a (small) leap into the unknown. After a career of more than twenty-five years in university and nonprofit development and operations, he decided to try something new. Leaving his position as chief of operations at a national association of professionals working in aging, he started up what has become a $17 million initiative to change a pervasive social narrative: that older adults were on a downhill trajectory, that their best work was behind them, and that only the young possessed the drive and creativity to become change makers in solving our country's biggest challenges.

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JAMIE GORELICK - 9/11 lessons PDF Print E-mail

JAMIE GORELICK went straight from college to law school and into the practice of law, working for eighteen years at a small firm in Washington, DC, where she litigated all manner of civil and criminal cases. She also became involved with two then-new women's organizations, handling pro bono cases. She's been in and out of government, starting with a part-time stint at the Defense Department during her third year in practice, then at the Energy Department working for the secretary of energy. Later, in the Clinton administration, she served as general counsel of the Department of Defense and deputy attorney general (and was among the longest-serving deputy AGs). She has also been a member of many government boards and commissions, including the 9/11 Commission and currently sits on the Defense Policy Board.

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ANDREW HEYWARD - digital media PDF Print E-mail

ANDREW HEYWARD is a nationally known news executive, award-winning producer, and expert on the changing media landscape. Since 2006, he has been helping media companies and nonprofit organizations develop innovative online ventures and successful digital strategies, create new content and services, and transform themselves to drive growth and revenue in an age of rapid evolution. He also does extensive pro bono work promoting journalistic innovation and news literacy.

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DOUG KAMEROW - preventive medicine PDF Print E-mail

 DOUG KAMEROW is a family physician and specialist in preventive medicine. He served for twenty years in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service, working as a general practitioner in the National Health Service Corps, as a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, and in health policy and leadership positions in both the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

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MIKE KINSLEY - boomer competition PDF Print E-mail

MIKE KINSLEY is a columnist for Bloomberg View. For many years he was the editor of The New Republic and a columnist for the Washington Post. He was the founding editor of Slate. He also served as editor of Harper's, editorial and opinion editor of the Los Angeles Times, American editor of The Economist, and managing editor of the Washington Monthly.

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BILL KUNTZ - judging PDF Print E-mail

BILL KUNTZ is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Bill received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1977 and also earned an MA and a PhD in history from Harvard in 1974 and 1979, respectively. He joined the court by appointment of President Barack Obama in October 2011. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a partner at the law firm Baker Hostetler, having practiced law on Wall Street for thirty-three years.

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ERIC MASKIN - better elections PDF Print E-mail

ERIC MASKIN is Adams university professor at Harvard. In 2007 he shared the Nobel Prize in Economics for laying the foundations of the theory of mechanism design (the "reverse engineering¡¨ part of economics: given an economic goal, mechanism design shows how to construct a procedure" i.e., a mechanism for attaining that goal).

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RICH WILSON - sitesALIVE! PDF Print E-mail

RICH WILSON grew up in Boston and learned how to sail as a young boy. Besides his AB from Harvard, he has an SM degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He recently received an honorary doctorate in public administration from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, with the citation: "For his distinguished sailing career and his dedication to educating schoolchildren worldwide."

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NICK WYMAN - analog entertainment PDF Print E-mail

NICK WYMAN is an actor and the president of the Actors' Equity Association. Nick played Freddy in the 1981 revival of My Fair Lady, which starred original Higgins Sir Rex Harrison, and later created the role of Firmin in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. His dozen other Broadway credits include Catch Me If You Can and Les Miserables. Currently appearing in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, he has done nine or ten feature films, most notably Die Hard with a Vengeance. If the Mystery of the Malaria Victim with $4.5 Million is solved, he will start rehearsals on Monday for his sixteenth Broadway show, Rebecca the Musical. Besides his agent, those most embarrassed by Nick's overacting include his wife, Beth McDonald, and his children, Caitlin, Madeline, and Tommy.

I will make the case for analog entertainment in a digital world.
 
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