Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti is Faculty Chair and Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is the Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy; Professor of Physics, Harvard. He serves as Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Research, Development, Demonstration, & Deployment Policy Project; Co-Principal Investigator, Explorations in Cyber International Relations; and as Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Venky was the founding Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dean of Physical Sciences at Harvard. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University. He lectures widely on solid state, computer, and communication technologies and on the management of science, technology, and public policy
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. He directs the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and serves as Faculty Chair of Innovation for Economic Development executive program. Juma is a former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. He was Chancellor of the University of Guyana and has been elected to several scientific academies including the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences. He has won several international awards for his work on sustainable development. He holds a doctorate in science and technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and environment. Juma serves on the boards ofseveral international bodies andis editor of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation and International Journal of Biotechnology.
Susan Crawford is a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City and a columnist for Bloomberg View. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations.
Ms. Crawford was formerly a professor at the University of Michigan Law School (2008-2010). As an academic, she teaches Internet law and communications law. In 2012, Yale University Press will publish her book, “The Big Squeeze: The Crisis in American Communications.” She was a member of the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-2008 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes place each Sept. 22. One of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010); one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011). She is a member of the boards of Public Knowledge and TPRC.
For calendar 2012, Prof. Crawford will be the (Visiting) Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.
Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes seven current grants from NSF, Qualcomm, the Gates Foundation, and the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to explore immersive simulations and transformed social interactions as means of student engagement, learning, and assessment. In 2007, he was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011 he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
Chris has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment and a member of the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan Technical Working Group. His co-edited book, Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-based Educational Improvement, was published by Jossey-Bass in 2005. A second volume he edited, Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods, was published by the Harvard Education Press in 2006. His latest book,Digital Teaching Platforms, will be published by Teachers College Press in 2012.