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 Advisors 

5. USIA Partner Award Winners

6. USIA Honorary Advisors

7. USIA Previous Advisors

8. USIA Partner Psychologists

9. USIA Contributing Fellows

10. USIA Journal Editors


1. USIA Directors

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YoungHoon Kim

President & Executive Director
Member, Mega Society

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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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Eric Klien

Senior Director
Chairman, Lifeboat Foundation

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Ian Bott

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

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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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Professor James Flynn (Emeritus)
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 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 Partner Advisory Boards]


5. USIA Partner Award Winners
Guardian Award

2002 Guardian Award Winner
Warren Buffett

2008 Guardian Award Winner
Stephen Hawking

2014 Guardian Award Winner
Elon Musk

2015 Guardian Award Winner
Bill Gates

2018 Guardian Award Winner
Jeff Bezos

[ Full List of Guardian Award Winners]


6. 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 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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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 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 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 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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Sir. David Pearce

Honorary / Advisory Humanist
Co-Founder, Humanity+

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Ilia Stambler, PhD

Honorary / Advisory Humanist
BOD., Intl. 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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Detective Dan RUSU

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


7. 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


8. USIA Partner Psychologists

Professor Daniel Kahneman

Princeton University

Professor Stephen M. Kosslyn

 Harvard University

Professor Trevor W. Robbins, CBE, FRS

University of Cambridge

Professor Ian H. Robertson

University of Cambridge

Professor Margaret A. Boden, OBE

University of Sussex

Professor Gary F. Marcus

New York University

Professor Owen Flanagan, Jr.

 Duke University

Professor Albert “Skip” Rizzo

 University of Southern California

Professor Allan M. Collins

Northwestern University

Professor Jonathan W. Schooler

University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor Robert B. Cialdini

Arizona State University

Professor Scott C. Bunce

Drexel University College of Medicine

Professor Kurt Gray

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Edward M. Hubbard

University of Wisconsin Madison

Professor Diana Reiss

CUNY, Hunter College

Professor Peter H. Kahn, Jr.

University of Washington

Professor Abigail A. Baird

Vassar College

Professor Kenneth Livingston

Vassar College

Professor Suzanne Holt Ballard

Ohio University

Professor Denise C. Park

University of Texas at Dallas

Professor Kevin B. Paterson

University of Leicester

Professor Jennifer M. Gidley

University of Technology Sydney

Professor Mikita Brottman

Maryland Institute College of Art

[ Full List of Partner Psychologists]


9. 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


10. USIA EditorsPSX_20200312_044922

Professor Hohyun Sohn

Research Journal Advisor
Professor, Yonsei University

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Ilia Stambler, PhD

Research Journal Advisor
BOD., Intl. Longevity Alliance

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Mike Sager

Magazine Advisor
Writer, Washington Post, Esquire

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YoungHoon Kim

Executive Editor
Member, Mega Society

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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