Iconic Voices from MIT: Dr Susan Hockfield
In 30 years, will we be able to sustainably provide food, water, energy and healthcare to 9.5 billion people? Join Dr Susan Hockfield, as she discusses Convergence. The merging of previously distinct disciplines, has emerged as a powerful model with untold potential to drive a new cycle of innovation-based economic growth. Come discover how the blending of insights and discoveries from life, engineering, computation and physical sciences holds the promise of accelerating discovery and the development of new technologies to meet the 21st century’s needs. Both MIT and SUTD have been world leaders in promoting Convergence approaches in education and research, paving the way to the discoveries and technologies that will transform our world.
A noted neuroscientist, Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., was the first life scientist and the first woman to serve as President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 2004 to 2012. Previously, she held the positions of Provost and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences while she was the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology at Yale University. She has received honorary degrees from universities around the world. She is president of AAAS and currently serves as a director of the General Electric Company, Partners HealthCare System, and the Council on Foreign Relations, is a life member of the MIT Corporation, a trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a board member of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.