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Alan Alda

Six-time Emmy Award Winner
Actor, Writer & Director

A six-time Emmy Award–winning actor, writer, and director, Alan Alda also has a strong interest in helping to broaden the public's understanding of science. He was the host of PBS's Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years, and played the physicist Richard Feynman on Broadway in the play QED. read more

Lee Bollinger

President, Columbia University

Lee Bollinger is the nineteenth President of Columbia University. A lawyer and expert on free speech and first amendment issues, he is also on the faculty of Columbia Law School. read more

Judith Cox

President, Science Festival Foundation

Judith Cox brings to the Foundation over 15 years of non-profit management experience.  As General Counsel, and then as a Deputy Director for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, she was involved in major development projects, including the restoration and expansion of the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue and the negotiation and structuring of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. read more

Tracy Day

Festival Co-founder
Executive Director, World Science Festival

Tracy Day, a four-time National News Emmy award-winning journalist, has produced live and documentary programming for the nation's preeminent television news divisions for over two decades. read more

Brian Greene

Festival Co-founder
Chairman, Science Festival Foundation

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and co-director of Columbia's Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astroparticle Physics (ISCAP). His books are widely read: The Elegant Universe, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and has sold more than a million copies worldwide; The Fabric of the Cosmos spent half a year on the New York Times bestseller list. read more

John Sexton

President, New York University

John Sexton is the fifteenth President of New York University, where he is also the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law, and Dean Emeritus of the NYU School of Law. read more

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