It’s difficult to resist making a pun around the name Larry Brilliant. Board-certified in preventive medicine and public health, Larry lived in India for 10 years — first at a Himalayan monastery, and later as a diplomat working for the UN. He helped lead the successful WHO smallpox-eradication program and later founded the Seva Foundation, an international health nonprofit that’s restored sight to more than two million blind people. Larry also co-founded the legendary online community, The Well. His current passion surrounds the threat of Bird Flu, and he’s hinted that his TED Prize wish will lie somewhere in the realm of global health. He’s open to suggestions …
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A wonderful evening in Woodside last night with TED Prize Winner Dr Larry Brilliant and 100 TEDsters. He shared a little of his story, his involvement in the eradication of smallpox, and his current desire to do something about the risk of an avian flu pandemic.He was simultaneously terrifying and inspiring, and provoked a remarkable […]
2006 TED Prize winner Larry Brilliant is profiled in the latest Rolling Stone. The long piece talks about Brilliant’s amazing life, from the hippie days of the 1960s, to his time in India helping eradicate smallpox, to his current job as head of Google.org, charged with spending some of Google’s money to solve global health […]