• Larry Brilliant

    Author, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

    Dr. Larry Brilliant is the author of Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventures of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ending Pandemics. Larry is also a Senior Advisor at the Jeff Skoll Group. He previously served as the Skoll Global Threats Fund’s President and CEO, the Vice President of Google, and as a founding Executive Director of Google.org.

    Dr. Brilliant is board certified in preventive medicine and lived in India for more than a decade working as a United Nations medical officer where he played a key role in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He is also the co-founder of Seva Foundation, an international NGO with programs and grantees that have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in over 20 countries.He has worked with four Presidents, the United Nations, G8, and Chaired the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. He co-founded one of the first digital social networks, the Well. He was also a professor at the University of Michigan and founding chairman of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee.

    Dr. Brilliant has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential People,” by Time Magazine, received the TED Prize, and two honorary doctorates. He currently serves on the boards of Skoll Foundation, Salesforce Foundation, and Dharma Platform.

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