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Rajiv Shah, M.D.Exclusively WSB

President, The Rockefeller Foundation; Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (2010-2015); Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics and Chief Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture (2009-2010); Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2001-2009)

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Dr. Rajiv Shah has been a tireless and dedicated leader, committed to advancing the missions of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture. Serving alongside some of the most innovative leaders in the world, navigating major natural disasters and man-made crises, Dr. Shah has successfully delivered results and lived up to USAID’s goal of partnering to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity. From developing infrastructure to igniting power in Africa, to empowering people around the world with skills and opportunities, Dr. Shah has reshaped and re-envisioned a government agency to tackle even the most intractable challenges.

Tali Sharot

Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London and Current Visiting Professor at MIT

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A leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion, neuroscientist Tali Sharot combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and inaccurate expectations of the future—and how those can be altered (or sustained).

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