Education and Research as Disruptive Forces
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study
Robbert Dijkgraaf is Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s foremost centers for curiosity-driven basic research where Albert Einstein was one of the first faculty members. He is a leading advocate for pure scientific inquiry and the vital importance of encouraging creativity, imagination, and “out of the box” thinking. Get ready to be disrupted!
Lyse Doucet OBE, Broadcaster and Journalist, Chief International Correspondent
As Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet covers events world-wide, but particularly those in and affecting the Middle East and Asia. Lyse has covered every major conflict in the region since the mid-1990s including the Arab Spring and the civil war in Syria.
Lyse looks at what all the uncertainty might mean, and relates the risk organisations face with the sort of risks she takes to cover a story. She explains how people demonstrate reasons for hope, displaying warmth and resilience in the toughest of circumstances.
She has received many international awards for her journalism and reporting, including Emmy, Peabody, and Sony Gold awards.