Who We Are

We are a world-class think tank with a rich cognitive diversity of top thinkers to encourage the exploration of academic, artistic, ethical, literary, logical, philosophical, and scientific ideas, while serving humanity in a productive and respectful manner.


1. USIA Directors

2. USIA Senior Advisor

3. USIA Honorary Contributors

4. USIA Partner Lifeboat Advisors 

5. USIA Honorary Advisors

6. USIA Previous Advisors

7. USIA Contributing Fellows

8. USIA Journal Editors


1. USIA Directors

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YoungHoon Bryan Kim

President & Executive Director

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Tom Chittenden, PhD, DPhil

Vice-President
Faculty, Harvard Medical School

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Ronald Hoeflin, PhD

Vice-President
Founder, Mega Society

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Evangelos Katsioulis, MD, PhD

Vice-President
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

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Eric Klien

Senior Director
Chairman, Lifeboat Foundation

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Ian Bott

Editor-in-Chief
Ed.M., Harvard University

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Eva Chan

Program Director
Chair, World Memory Sports Council, HK

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Gyewon Jeong

Program Director
Chair, Korea Memory Sports Association

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Hankyung Lee, MD

Founder
Medical Doctor


2. USIA Senior Advisor

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Clinical Prof. Ina Bendis

Senior Advisor
Clinical Faculty Emer., Stanford University


3. USIA Honorary Contributors

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James Flynn (1934-2020) 
University of Otago

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Professor Howard Gardner
Harvard University

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Professor Martin Rees
2005-2010 President, Royal Society
Astronomer Royal


4. USIA Partner
Lifeboat Advisors

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Ray Kurzweil
Author, The Singularity Is Near
Co-Founder, Singularity University

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Dr. Demis Hassabis
Co-Founder, DeepMind
Creator, AlphaGo

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Dr. Stephen Wolfram
CEO, Wolfram Research
MacArthur Fellowship

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Professor Daniel Dennett
Philosopher, Tufts University

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Professor Daniel Kahneman
Psychologist, Princeton University
Nobel Laureate

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Professor Eric S. Maskin
Economist, Princeton University
Nobel Laureate

[ Full List of Lifeboat Advisory Boards ]


5. USIA Honorary Advisors

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Professor Richard Nisbett

Honorary / Advisory Psychologist
Professor, University of Michigan

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Professor Nick Bostrom

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, University of Oxford

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Professor Ellen J. Langer

Honorary / Advisory Psychologist
Professor, Harvard University

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Professor Philip Kitcher

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, Columbia University, NY

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Professor Robert Klitzman

Honorary / Advisory Psychiatrist
Professor, Columbia University, NY

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Professor Michèle Lamont

Honorary / Advisory Sociologist
Professor, Harvard University

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Wendell Wallach

Honorary / Advisory AI Ethicist
Emer. Chair of Technology and Ethics,
Yale Intrdisciplinary Cetner for Bioethics

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Professor Luciano Floridi

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Director, Oxford Digital Ethics Lab;
Chair of Data Ethics, Alan Turing Institute

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James Hughes, PhD

Honorary / Advisory Bioethicist
Executive Director, IEET

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Professor Mark Coeckelbergh

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, University of Vienna;
Author, AI Ethics

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Professor Anthony Elliott

Honorary / Advisory Social Theorist
Professor, University of South Australia;
Author, The Culture of AI

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Professor David Rosenthal

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor,
Graduate Center, CUNY

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Professor Susan Goldin-Meadow

Honorary / Advisory Psychologist
Professor,
University of Chicago

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Professor John Hare

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, Yale University

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Professor Duncan Pritchard FRSE

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, UC Irvine

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Professor Jack Copeland FRS NZ

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, University of Canterbury, NZ;
Director,
ETH Zurich Turing Centre

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Professor Tom Beauchamp

Honorary / Advisory Bioethicist
Professor, Georgetown University

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Professor José Zalabardo

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, University College London

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Professor Barbara Tversky

Honorary / Advisory Psychologist
Professor, Stanford University

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Professor Henrik Lagerlund

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, Stockholm University


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Professor Hohyun Sohn

Honorary / Advisory Philosopher
Professor, Yonsei University

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Professor Ronald J. Stephens

Honorary / Advisory Scholar
Professor, Purdue University

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Professor Kevin J. Greene

Honorary / Advisory Law Scholar
Prof., Thomas Jefferson School of Law

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Aubrey de Grey, PhD

Honorary / Advisory Scientist
Chief Science Officer, SENS Research

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Professor Benoit Desjardins

Honorary / Advisory AI Scientist
Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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Professor Elke U. Weber

Honorary / Advisory Psychologist
Professor, Princeton University

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Professor Authur S. Reber

Honorary / Advisory Psychologist
Professor
Emeritus, Brooklyn CUNY

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Professor Michael R. Rose

Honorary / Advisory Biologist
Professor, UC Irvine

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David Pearce

Honorary / Advisory Humanist
Co-Founder, Humanity+

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Ilia Stambler, PhD

Honorary / Advisory Humanist
Director, International Longevity Alliance

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M. Mark. Karindas, MD

Honorary / Advisory Medical Scientist
President, World Academy of Medical Sciences

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Clinical Prof. Amit M. Shelat

Honorary / Advisory Neurologist
Vice-Chairman, NY. Medical Board

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Honorary / Advisory Detective
President, World Association of Detectives

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Grand Master Dominic O’Brien

Honorary / Advisory Memory Champion 
Senior World Memory Champion


6. USIA Previous Advisors

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Professor Peter Singer

Princeton University

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Professor Graham Priest

Graduate Center, CUNY

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Professor A. C. Grayling CBE

New College of the Humanities

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Grand Master Raymond Keen OBE

Former British Chess Champion

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Professor Susan Schneider

NASA-Baruch Blumberg Chair


7. USIA Contributing Fellows

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Therese Moodie-Bloom

Fmr. Director, Mensa International
Fmr. Chairman, Australian Mensa

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James Stiles

Director, Intertel 

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David Robkin

Fmr. Chairman, Triple Nine Society

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Fred Britton

Fmr. President, Prometheus Society

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Karyn Peters

Officer, Prometheus Society

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Brian Schwartz, JD

Officer, Prometheus Society

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Daniel Shea

Officer, Mega Society

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Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis

Founder, Olympiq Society

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Paul Coojmans

Founder, Giga Society

[ Full List of USIA Fellowship ]


8. USIA EditorsPSX_20200312_044922

Professor Hohyun Sohn

Research Journal Advisor
Professor, Yonsei University

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Ilia Stambler, PhD

Honorary / Advisory Humanist
Director, International Longevity Alliance

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Mike Sager

Magazine Advisor
Writer, Washington Post, Esquire

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YoungHoon Kim

Executive Editor

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Ian Bott

Editor-in-Chief
Ed.M., Harvard University

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In-Kyu Yun

Video Eidtor
Former Mooc PD

Shea Matthew Fisker

Asst. Editor
Writer, Psychotherapist