McDonnell Academy 5th International Symposium


October 16-19, 2014

The 5th Mcdonnell Academy International Symposium will focus on the global challenges of energy and environment, food and water, public health and aging.

Rather than considering these as isolated themes, however, special attention will be given to their interconnections and the role of research universities in exploring them.

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Invited Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Ernest Moniz | Secretary | U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mr. Brett Begemann | President & COO | Monsanto
  • Dr. James Carrington | President | Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Dr. Marcia McNutt | Editor-in-Chief | SCIENCE

Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Research & Innovation

Symposium Coordinators | Washington University in St. Louis

Professor James V. Wertsch Vice Chancellor of International Affairs; Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Professor Nancy Morrow-Howell Director, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging; Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy;
Professor Barbara Schaal Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences; Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor; Professor, Department of Biology
Professor Pratim Biswas Department Chair and Professor; Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Professor William Powderly Director, Institute for Public Health; J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine

“The course of science is evidently quicker and more lively at a university, where it is continuously mulled over in a large number of strong, robust, youthful minds.”
Wilhelm von Humboldt|1810

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