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Milken Institute: This Changes Everything: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Medicine

Moderator Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute Speakers Vadim Backman, Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate; President, Salk Institute Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management Jack Gilbert, Professor of Surgery and Director, Microbiome Center, University of Chicago Nina Tandon, CEO and Co-Founder, EpiBone; Co-Author, “Super Cells: Building With …

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Milken Institute: Expanding Our Frontiers: How Manned Spaceflight Can Change Your Future

As unmanned missions such as landing on a comet and exploring Mars inspire wonder and demonstrate what science can do, interest in the prospect of human space flight continues to rise. However, the U.S. collaboration with Russia on the International Space Station is nearing its end. How people will travel through space in the future …

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Milken Institute: Fountain of Age: Unlocking the Secrets of Longer Life

The last century produced advances in science that would be unimaginable to earlier generations, and no achievement had more impact than the extension of human life. Innovations in medicine and sanitation saw a radical increase in lifespan leading to unprecedented global economic growth and individual opportunity. But researchers are not resting on their laurels and …

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MilkenInstitute: Energy | Powering the Green Economy

California leads the nation in energy-efficiency standards, thanks to legislation that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission levels by 2020 through smarter energy use and adopting renewable technologies. How is the cap-and-trade program performing in cutting emissions and generating revenue? What’s our track record in implementing solar, wind and other forms of renewables? Is additional …

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Zachary Karabell: The Leading Indicators – A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World

GDP, unemployment, inflation. Trade, housing and stock market data. These are among the “leading indicators” that purport to define what matters in our economic lives. But these broad, clear-cut markers were developed decades ago, and gray areas have come to permeate the U.S. economy since those days. Nevertheless, these outmoded factoids still drive trillions of …

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Discussion: In Tech We Trust?

Hosted by the Milken Institute, speakers Marc Andreessen (Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), Peter Thiel (Partner, Founders Fund)  and moderator Martin Giles (U.S. Technology Correspondent, The Economist) talks about technology as an ever important source for economic growth in the future. Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are Silicon Valley luminaries, epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have …

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Milken Institute: Bioscience Discoveries That Will Blow Your Mind

Hosted by the Milken Institute, this panel discussion features Jack Andraka (Student Inventor, Scientist and Cancer Researcher; 2012 Intel Science Fair Grand Prize Winner), David Baltimore (Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1975; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology), Francis Collins (Director, National Institutes of Health), Tejal Desai (Professor, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco), Aydogan …

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Milken Institute: The Rise and Decline of Nations and Civilizations

Hosted by the Milken Institute, this panel discussion features Jared Diamond (Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles; Pulitzer Prize winner, “Guns, Germs, and Steel”), Niall Ferguson (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution), James Robinson (David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University) and moderator William Bennett (Former …

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