Samuel Arbesman, Senior Scholar,
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Charles D. Linn, Architect and Journalist Carolyn Stephens, Reader in Ecology and Global Health, London School of Hygiene
and Tropical Medicine; Visiting Full Professor, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina Steve Reed, Director of Industry
Moderator: Fred Guterl, Executive Editor, Scientific American
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Samuel Arbesman is a senior scholar at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Arbesman was a research fellow in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and earned his PhD from Cornell University. His research and writings have appeared in several major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, New Scientist, Wired, and The Economist, and he is a regular contributor to the Ideas section of the Boston Globe. He currently is working on a book about how knowledge changes over time, titled The Half-Life of Facts.
Fred Guterl is the executive editor of Scientific American. Previously, Guterl was the deputy editor of Newsweek, where he wrote and edited a wide range of stories for both print and digital media. He was Newsweek International’s first science and technology editor, writing and editing dozens of cover packages and special issues on climate change, global health, energy, biotechnology and other subjects. His writing and editing have contributed to numerous awards and nominations from the American Society of Magazine Editors. His article “Riddles in the Sand,” in Discover, was named best magazine article in 1998 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his Newsweek article “The Wasteland,” on Russia’s plan to accept the world’s nuclear waste, was honored by the Overseas Press Club for environmental writing. He has been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, Charlie Rose, The Today Show and other television venues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and has taught science writing at Princeton University.
Charles D. Linn
Charles D. Linn is an architect, journalist, and critic. He has spent the last 25 years writing about architecture, urban design, technology and professional practice. His articles have appeared in the most prestigious publications in the field, including Architect, GreenSource, and Architectural Record, where he was Senior Editor for 20 years. He has recently completed assignments for the American Architectural Foundation, the American Institute of Architects, the New York City Department of Design and Construction, and the Urban Green Council. The Images Publishing Group will publish his book on advanced building facades late next year.
Steve Reed is Director of Industry Marketing for the Intel Embedded and Communications Group. In this role Reed leads a team responsible for creation and implementation of industry focused programs including: Campaign, Executive Communication, Branding, Press Relations, Marketing Communications, Tradeshows and Training. Reed has held a number of roles at Intel Corporation including: Strategic Marketing, Business Development, Business Operations, Marketing Programs, Product Marketing, Customer and Channel Marketing, and Ecosystem Development. Steve received an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. He joined Intel in 1987 and lives in Chandler, Arizona.
Steve Reed, director of industry marketing for Intel, questions his fellow panelists on whether people of different backgrounds with common issues should be made to live together to achieve cultural diversity and intelligent communities.