Nergis Mavalvala '90, Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussed the history and significance of the search for gravitational waves and her own role on the LIGO project -- an international project to detect these waves.
Heather West '07, Senior Policy Manager, Mozilla discussed some of the challenges (moral and practical) that face those that want to regulate the internet and shared some cases where policy makers can and should take action.
Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences encouraged Fellows to wrestle with the question of how to balance the benefits and drawbacks of internet anonymity.
Joanne Murray ‘81, Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, and P. Takis Metaxas, Professor of Computer Science, Wellesley College and Faculty Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, share their thoughts and encouragement for 2017 Albright Fellows on the first day of Wintersession 2017.
Amy Banzaert, Director of Engineering Studies and Lecturer in Engineering, Wellesley College, inspires 2017 Albright Fellows to serve society by finding practical solutions to real world problems taking the approach of “fail[ing] fast to succeed sooner”.