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BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley in 1972. Graduate degrees in economics (MA, 1978) and history (MPhil, 1979) from Yale University.
Author, playwright, theater director, and lecturer. Known for his work with Neil Howe on social generations and Strauss-Howe generational theory. Co-founder and director of the Capitol Steps and co-founder of the Cappies.
American author, educator, media theorist, and cultural critic. Known for his critical stance on technology and education. Best known for books such as "Amusing Ourselves to Death" and "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology".
Scholar. Activist. Author, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. Prof Emerita Harvard Business School.
Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He has published 35 books and more than 400 papers on these topics. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Science Academy), and the Member of the Order of Canada; in 2010 he was listed by Foreign Policy among the top 100 global thinkers. He has worked as a consultant for many US, EU and international institutions, has been an invited speaker in nearly 400 conferences and workshops in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa, and has lectured at many universities in North America, Europe and East Asia. His wife Eva is a physician and his son David is an organic chemist