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Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin is Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), a Pulitzer Prize winner—and a highly respected authority on energy policy and international politics and economics. He is also a recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”…

Victor Weisskopf

Victor Weisskopf was born in Vienna on September 19, 1908. He studied at the University of Vienna and received a doctorate in physics from the University of Gottingen in Germany in 1931. In the 1920s and 1930s, Dr. Weisskopf served at several European research institutions at a time regarded as seminal in the development of nuclear physics.…

James Wilson

James Q. Wilson is a Professor of Strategy and Organization and James A. Collins Chair in management at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. Wilson’s primary research interests include American government and politics, economic regulation, bureaucracy, and crime and criminal justice.…

Richard Wilson

Professor Richard Wilson was awarded his D.Phil. in 1949 by the University of Oxford for a thesis on nuclear physics. He carried out postgraduate research at Oxford, Rochester and Stanford before accepting an appointment at Harvard University in 1955. Since 1982 he has been the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard.…

Langdon Winner

Langdon Winner is a political theorist who focuses upon social and political issues that surround modern technological change. He is the author of Autonomous Technology, a study of the idea of “technology-out-of-control” in modern social thought, The Wale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology, and editor of Democracy in a Technological Society.…

Timothy Wirth

Timothy E. Wirth, a former Representative and a Senator from Colorado, was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 22, 1939. He graduated from Harvard University in 1961, received a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1964, and received a doctoral degree from Stanford University in 1973.…

Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman is arguably the most important American documentary filmmaker of the past three decades. A law professor turned filmmaker in 1967, Wiseman, in his most dramatically powerful documentaries, has poignantly chronicled the exercise of power in American society by focusing on the everyday travails of the least fortunate Americans caught in the tangled webs of social institutions operating at the community level.…

Daniel Yankelovich

Daniel Yankelovich is the founder and President of Yankelovich, a polling firm based in Norwalk, Connecticut, and publisher of the Yankelovich MONITOR, an annual survey tracking American values.

He is the author of The Magic of Dialogue: Transforming Conflict into Cooperation and Coming to Public Judgment: Making Democracy Work in a Complex World.

Adam Yarmolinsky

Professor Adam Yarmolinsky, who served in numerous capacities in the Kennedy, Johnson and Carter administrations, died in January 2000. Besides serving in the White House, Yarmolinsky held posts in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and was an aide to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in the Pentagon, where Yarmolinsky was an early critic of American policies in the Vietnam War.…

Stansfield Turner

Stansfield Turner was born in Highland Park, Illinois, on December 1, 1923. He entered Amherst College in 1941 and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. After obtaining a Rhodes scholarship, he studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University.…