Past Speakers

SAGES & SCIENTISTS SYMPOSIUM

Past Speakers

Bernardo Kastrup, PhD

Bernardo Kastrup has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and has worked as a scientist in some of the world’s foremost research laboratories, including the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the “Casimir Effect” of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). He has authored many scientific papers and four philosophy books: […]

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Bronislav Vinogrodsky

Sinologist and translator of basic Chinese texts (among them the ” Zhuangzi “,” Tao Te Ching “,” Book of Changes “), a writer, public figure. He was born in 1957 in the Far East. In 1979 he graduated from the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the Far Eastern State University. Knows 9 languages, including ancient […]

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Bruce Rosenblum

After a BS in Engineering Physics from NYU, I started graduate school at Columbia, expecting to stay for only a year, and use up what was left of my GI Bill entitlement. But finding I enjoyed research much more than coursework, I went on to complete a PhD studying microwave molecular spectra. It was my […]

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Bruce Vaughn

Bruce Vaughn serves as the co-executive leader of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), the creative delivery arm of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in partnership with Chief Design and Project Delivery Executive Craig Russell. In his role, Bruce leads the integrated creative teams of WDI, Walt Disney Creative Entertainment and WDI Research and Development to drive […]

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Candace Pert

Dr. Pert is presently the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of RAPID Laboratories, a private research laboratory in Rockville, Maryland focused on HIV treatments and vaccines and more recently peptide treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and neuropathic pain (www.rapidpharma.com). Previously, Dr. Pert was a Research Professor in the Physiology & Biophysics Department of Georgetown University School […]

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Carlos Dominguez

Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President at Cisco and a technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate, and especially how we work. Dominguez gives humorous, highly animated presentations full of deep insight into how technology, and the right culture, can create winning companies. Drawing […]

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Cat Cora

It’s no surprise that Cat Cora has become a world renowned chef. Her culinary aspirations began at an early age, and by 15, she had developed a business plan for her own restaurant. In 2005, she made television history on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” as the first and only female Iron Chef, and in […]

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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick is a soprano, blogger and advocate. She has performed extensively across Europe, Asia and the United States sharing the stage with noted artists and musicians including Jessye Norman, Eva Marton, Joshua Bell, Patti LaBelle, Condoleezza Rice, The Fray and Bono at venues including Lincoln Center in New York; The Kennedy Center in […]

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Charly & Lisa Kleissner

Lisa Kleissner is the President of the KL Felicitas Foundation, a family foundation co-founded with her husband, Charly, in 2000. KL Felicitas Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that: enable social entrepreneurs worldwide to develop and grow economically sustainable, scalable enterprises with high measurable social impact, and; advocate the Foundation’s sustainability, mission, and social investment […]

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Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke is an Australian born social entrepreneur who now resides in New York City. After leaving Monash University where he studied finance; his career took a creative turn and he began directing theatre. By the age of 23 he had produced, directed and written a feature film that was nominated by The Australian Film […]

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Christof Koch, PhD

Born in the American Midwest, Christof Koch grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco. He studied Physics and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen in Germany and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1982. After 4 years at MIT, he joined the California Institute of Technology as a Professor in Biology and Engineering […]

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Claude Swanson

For the last twenty years, interspersed with his conventional professional career in applied physics, Dr. Swanson has pursued investigations into “unconventional physics.” His principal interest has been unified field theory, the so-called “Theory of Everything” which could explain the universe at the deepest possible level. This has led him to investigate many aspects of the […]

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