Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, oversees efforts in Public Understanding of Science and Technology, Universal Access to Knowledge and International Science Cooperation. A pioneer in integrating the two cultures of science and the humanities, Mr. Weber sponsors books, television documentaries and radio shows, and has created a nationwide theater and film program. In Digital Information Technology, Mr. Weber was a critical early supporter of Wikipedia, the Digital Public Library of America and the Espresso Book Machine and a key funder of the Internet Archive and the Library of Congress. A new program in International Science Cooperation focuses on connecting scientists and engineers in conflict regions, beginning with South Asia and China.
Mr. Weber was educated at Brown University, the Sorbonne and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has authored several books, most recently Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2012, pb 2013), named one of the Fifty Notable Works of Nonfiction by the Washington Post and hailed as a cautionary tale and adopted as a teaching guide by leading physicians and medical centers.
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