Conversations with Honorary Degree Recipients, 2008

Robert H. Brown, Jr. '69

Robert H. Brown Jr. ’69, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory and Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses "Searching the Globe for Disease Genes."

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Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, discusses "A Community-Based Model for Saving Children."

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Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, discusses "The World Today: A Recipe to Save Ourselves."

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Henry A. Freedman '62

Henry A. Freedman ’62, executive director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, discusses "Reflections on a Lifetime of Lawyering for Economic Justice."

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Shirley M. Tilghman

Shirley M. Tilghman, president of Princeton University, discusses "The Public Good of Private Colleges and Universities."

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Sir Brian Urquhart

Sir Brian Urquhart, former undersecretary-general of the United Nations, discusses "Whose Century Is It?"

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Saraswathi Vedam '78

Saraswathi Vedam ’78, professor and director of the University of British Columbia’s division of midwifery, discusses "Fear, Fiction and Fact: Should You Be Afraid of Pregnancy?"

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