Report - Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center

Inventing the Future to Address Societal Challenges: Venky Narayanamurti's 75th Birthday

| September 19-20, 2014

Some of America's most distinguished leaders in academia, science, and technology gathered at Harvard on September 19 and 20, 2014, to celebrate the 75th birthday of renowned Harvard scientist Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti — and to discuss the future of innovation in America.

Venky, director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, was the founding dean of Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The Symposium was divided into four sessions: Challenges for the S&T Enterprise, Bell Labs 2.0, The University of The Future, and Addressing Global Grand Challenges with Science and Technology. The full agenda is included in Annex A, and the event report summarizes the lively discussions that emerged in each of the four panels in turn.

Read a Belfer Center News article about the event here>

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For Academic Citation: Anadon, Laura Diaz, Tolu Odumosu, and Nidhi Santen. “Inventing the Future to Address Societal Challenges: Venky Narayanamurti's 75th Birthday.” Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center, September 19-20, 2014.

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