Laureates 2013

Past - Classics, The Modern Legacy of the Ancient World

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd is currently Senior Scholar in Residence at the Needham Research Institute, a centre for the study of the history of East Asian science, technology and medicine, and at the University of Cambridge, England.

Present - Ideas, Public Intellectuals and Contemporary Philosophers

Michel Serres

Michel Serres

Prof. Michel Serres has been professor of philosophy at Clermont-Ferrand, Vincennes, Paris since 1969, has been a full professor of the history of science at Stanford University since 1984, and was elected to the French Academy in 1990.

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Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier

Noted American intellectual and philosopher and Literary Editor of The New Republic, a foremost writer and thinker who confronts and engages with the central issues of our times, setting the standard for serious cultural discussion in the United

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Future - Preventive Medicine

Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo

Renowned French economist, Esther Duflo, is Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT and a founder and director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer, Professor of Epidemiology and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health made an unexpected and striking discovery, and went on to demonstrate, that vitamin A supplementation has the power to save children's lives.