Doron Weber is Vice President and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropy making grants in science, technology, and economics. Weber’s signature Sloan program, Public Understanding of Science and Technology, has been a pioneer in bridging the “two cultures” of science and the arts. Weber has helped commission, develop, and produce works that illuminate and humanize science for the lay public. He helped start Radiolab, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the World Science Festival and has supported Emmy-winning television, Peabody-winning radio, Tony-winning plays, and Oscar-winning films. Through his Universal Access to Knowledge program Weber remains the largest funder of Wikipedia and the Digital Public Library of America while developing a major new initiative in consumer privacy through Consumer Reports and other partners. Weber was educated at Brown University, the Sorbonne, and Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has also been a screenwriter, speechwriter, teacher, tutor, taxi driver, romance novelist, busboy, and boxer. In 2012, Weber published Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir named one of the 50 Notable Works of Non-Fiction by The Washington Post. In 2018 he was awarded the National Book Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

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