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MCBA Members Luncheon

A talk with Dr. Larry Brilliant


Dr. Larry Brilliant | Chairman of the Board, Skoll Global Threats Fund

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Join us for a provocative hour of discussion with celebrated physician, technologist and author Dr. Larry Brilliant. Named a "Best Ted Talk Speaker" and a "Top 100 Most Influential Person" by Time Magazine, Dr. Larry was not only key to eradicating smallpox but has been in close proximity with political leaders, spiritual masters, cultural heroes, and titans of technology around the world — including the Grateful Dead, Steve Jobs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ram Dass, the Dalai Lama, the founders of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and eBay, and Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush and Obama.

He will discuss his experiences and provide insight into the proliferation of new diseases on the world’s stage such as Ebola, West Nile and the Zika virus, and the internationalism needed to address them.

Buffet Lunch

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Date and Location

Wednesday | May 24, 2017

919 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Speaker Information

Dr. Larry Brilliant

Chairman of the Board, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Larry Brilliant, MD, MPH, 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 acting Chairman of the Board of the Skoll Global Threats Fund whose mission is to confront global threats like: Pandemics, Climate Change, Water, Nuclear Proliferation and the Middle East Conflict. He is also a Senior Adviser at the Jeff Skoll Group. Dr. Larry was formerly Skoll Global Threats Fund’s President and CEO. Before that, he was Vice President of Google and served as founding Executive Director of He is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and co-founder of The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in over 20 countries. Dr. Larry 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 was professor at the University of Michigan and founding chairman of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. Prizes: Time 100, TED Prize, two honorary doctorates. He is on the boards of the Skoll Foundation and Salesforce Foundation.