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S.T.E.A.M. and Soviet Diaspora in US Science and Entrepreneurship

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S.T.E.A.M. and Soviet Diaspora in US Science and Entrepreneurship

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the contributions of technology professionals from the former Soviet Union in the US innovation economy, and the role of the arts and creative culture in inspiring their scientific and entrepreneurial achievements. 5:30 Registration, networking. 6:00 Speaker intros, Panel Discussion 7:00 Q&A 7:15 Reception This event is presented in connection with the publication of the book Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy - Immigration, Innovation, Institutions, Imprinting, and Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which features interviews with three of the panelists, and is co-authored by the fourth. Boris Perlovsky, Director at CIC, will moderate the discussion and Q&A. Hammer and Silicon coauthors Sheila Puffer and Daniel McCarthy will also be in attendance. The event is organized by CIC Boston and Fab@CIC together with Ballets Russes Arts Initiative.