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Dalton Conley

New York University & Mount Sinai School of Medicine & NBER Cambridge & UN Millennium Project

Dalton Conley is Senior Vice Provost, Dean for the Social Sciences and University Professor, New York University, Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) of Cambridge, Senior Advisor to the UN Millennium Project.

The National Science Foundation (NSF), the independent federal agency that supports fundamental research across nearly all fields of science, announced on April 27 that Dalton C. Conley, New York University (NYU), is being recognized by that agency’s governing National Science Board (NSB) as one of the nation’s top young sociologists. The 35-year-old Conley received the 30th annual Alan T. Waterman Award, named for NSF’s first director, at a May 25 ceremony. It is the first time a sociologist has received the honor.

Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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