FORA.tv Speaker - Larry Brilliant

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Biography

Larry is an M.D. and M.P.H. and a former professor of epidemiology. He helped run the WHO smallpox eradication program in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh; was a staff member of the WHO "Global Commission to Certify Smallpox Eradicated" in Burma, India, Nepal, and Iran; and served as the last UN inspector to visit Iran to search for hidden smallpox. The author of two books and dozens of articles on the epidemiology of smallpox, blindness, and environmental diseases, he has worked at city, county, state, federal, and international levels. Larry is also the founder of the Seva Foundation, which has performed 2 million free sight-restoring eye operations in India and Nepal. As a technologist, he was a founder of The WELL, CEO of two public technology corporations (SoftNet Systems Inc. and Network Technologies), and most recently founded the WiFi company, Cometa. Dr. Brilliant is also a recipient of the 2006 TED Prize, which grants him one wish to change the world.

6 Programs

GPF Plenary 5: Creating an Economic Space

04.10.08 | 01:11:19 min | 0 comments

Fighting Climate Change

11.27.07 | 01:03:17 min | 2 comments

Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Larry Brilliant

04.11.07 | 01:07:44 min | 0 comments

The Changing Practice of Philanthropy

04.11.07 | 00:54:12 min | 0 comments

World Affairs Council 60th Aniv. Gala

02.06.07 | 00:50:37 min | 0 comments

Katherine Fulton

11.03.06 | 01:39:40 min | 0 comments