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World Pandemics and the Environment

Larry Brilliant and Jonathan Foley - June 15, 2010 - Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, where he is a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He also leads the IonE's Global Landscapes Initiative. Lawrence Brilliant is an American physician, epidemiologist, author, and philanthropist. He is the former director of Google's philanthropic arm and has served as CEO of two public companies. From 1976-79, he participated in the successful W.H.O. smallpox eradication program and, in 2005, was awarded the TED Prize for this important work. In April 2009, he was chosen to oversee the Skoll Urgent Threats Fund, established by eBay founder Jeff Skoll.

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