Event Title

Policies in Progress: Introduction and Keynote Address

Presenter Information

Nicholas Haan

Start Date

28-10-2015 12:00 AM

Description

Nicholas Haan has an extensive background working in grand challenge areas, including disaster relief, food security, energy and the environment, public health, education, and genetics. Over the past 25 years, his work has crossed the private and public sectors, including working with the UN, governments, universities, and assorted NGOs. A majority of that time has been spent abroad, including East and Southern Africa. Nicholas currently serves as the Global Grand Challenges Director at Singularity University, an innovative Silicon Valley-based program founded by Ray Kurzweil that is described as part-university, part think-tank, and part business incubator. In his speech, Nicholas discussed the grand challenges that we face currently, how these problems (and solutions) will evolve over the next several decades, and the role that policy, technology, research, and other factors will play.

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Oct 28th, 12:00 AM

Policies in Progress: Introduction and Keynote Address

Nicholas Haan has an extensive background working in grand challenge areas, including disaster relief, food security, energy and the environment, public health, education, and genetics. Over the past 25 years, his work has crossed the private and public sectors, including working with the UN, governments, universities, and assorted NGOs. A majority of that time has been spent abroad, including East and Southern Africa. Nicholas currently serves as the Global Grand Challenges Director at Singularity University, an innovative Silicon Valley-based program founded by Ray Kurzweil that is described as part-university, part think-tank, and part business incubator. In his speech, Nicholas discussed the grand challenges that we face currently, how these problems (and solutions) will evolve over the next several decades, and the role that policy, technology, research, and other factors will play.