Dr. Larry Brilliant has spent his career solving the pandemics of today from eradicating smallpox to saving millions from blindness and building technologies of the future. Dr. Brilliant's career truly emanates USF’s motto to 'Change the World From Here'. Join Dr. Larry Brilliant in conversation with USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J, for a candid discussion about his remarkable new memoir, Sometimes Brilliant.
“Sometimes Brilliant is a candid assessment of a tumultuous time and an insider’s account of what can be achieved through the sheer force of a shared vision.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and bestselling author of Lean In
“Larry Brilliant has been an incredible inspiration to me, as a spiritual advisor, teacher and friend. His life story is nothing short of remarkable and this book will serve as an enduring inspiration for many generations to come.” — Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce
Agenda - Wednesday, November 30
5:30 - 6:00 PM Networking & Hosted Appetizers
6:00 - 6:45 PM Dr. Larry Brilliant in conversation with USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
6:45 - 7:00 PM Questions from the Audience
7:00 - 7:30 PM Book Signing 50% off! *Books sold on site by USF's Book Store.
Dr. Larry Brilliant holds an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco. In his current role as chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund and senior adviser to eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll, Dr. Brilliant tackles the world's five most pressing problems: pandemics, global warming, the Middle East, water and nuclear proliferation.
Prior, he served as the founding Executive Director of Google.org, during which time he was awarded the TED Prize for his One Wish to Change the World - "To build a powerful new early warning system to protect our world from some of its worst nightmares." In the 1970s, Dr. Brilliant played a key role in the eradication of smallpox in India. He went on to found the Seva Foundation, which has restored sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in over 20 countries. His storied and awe-inspiring life elegantly demonstrates how a single person can change the world.
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