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RockyTalks is a new program featuring the Rockefeller Foundation Fellows as they share more about the critical and groundbreaking questions they are tackling through their Fellowships. The first cohort of Fellows launched in 2018 to provide proven social change leaders with the opportunity to advance their next visionary idea. Tune into a RockyTalk below and look for more talks throughout 2019 exploring the new frontiers of neuroscience, pandemic preparedness and global governance. To learn more about RockyTalks or the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, including how to apply or nominate someone, contact us at

Recent Talks

Solving the World’s Biggest Drug Crisis

Medication only works when it is taken, and yet, about 40% of pills are not taken as prescribed – a problem that is increasingly important given the global epidemic of non-communicable disease. Fortunately, emerging digital technologies and evolving health systems can help patients take their lifesaving pills. Watch Now »

How Algorithms Can Stop Pandemics

We can leverage the power of this new information age to transform how we detect, respond to and even predict disease outbreaks. But we need imagination and aligned action. Watch Now »

Development Begins At Home

The United States is the richest country in the world – yet across the country, there are deep pockets of persistent poverty. What can be done to turn these communities around? Are there lessons to be learned from how the international community helped lift people out of poverty in post-Soviet Eastern Europe or through aid and investment in Africa? Watch Now »

Alexa: Solve Systemic Inequality

Artificial intelligence is starting to rapidly change the world. How can we ensure that this change is for the better – and not, as many people fear – a danger for humanity as a whole? Watch Now »

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