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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, USA, March 16, 2021 / -- Amazing thinkers can change the future. provides a window into this future through illuminating video interviews with some of the smartest people on the planet.

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“Our groundbreaking ranking technology showed us whose thoughts were making the biggest waves. I had the profound honor of speaking with those experts, and learning firsthand from their insights,” says Dr. Jed Macosko, academic director of and professor of physics at Wake Forest University.

Topic experts interviewed include:

- Santa Ono, president of University of British Columbia
- Jeff Selingo, author of _Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions_
- Ron Lieber, author of _The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make_

- Nancy Scheper-Hughes, University of California, Berkeley
- Marshall Sahlins, University of Chicago
- Ulf Hannerz, Stockholm University
- Tom Boellstorff, University of California, Irvine
- Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo
- Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University
- Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine
- Louise Lamphere, University of New Mexico
- Marcia Inhorn, Yale University

- Marcus Feldman, Stanford University
- Burkhard Rost, Technical University of Munich
- Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History
- Adam Hart, University of Gloucestershire

- Robert Curl, Rice University
- Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology
- Thomas Maschmeyer, University of Sydney
- Paul Anastas, Yale University
- George Schatz, Northwestern University
- Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University
- Eric Scerri, UCLA

- Hal Abelson, MIT
- Zvi Galil, Georgia Institute of Technology

- Lawrence Sherman, University of Cambridge
- Paul Rock, London School of Economics
- Lorraine Mazerolle, University of Queensland
- David Weisburd, George Mason University
- Richard Rosenfeld, University of Missouri, St. Louis
- Alex Piquero, University of Miami

- Jesse Ausubel, The Rockefeller University
- Michael Mann, Penn State University
- Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University
- John Christy, University of Alabama in Huntsville
- Clive Oppenheimer, University of Cambridge

- Herman Daly, University of Maryland
- Gregory Mankiw, Harvard University
- Steve Keen, University College London
- Paul Krugman, City University of New York
- Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge

- Bin He, Carnegie Mellon University
- Robert Langer, MIT
- Matthew Tirrell, University of Chicago

- Eric Foner, Columbia University
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago
- Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania
- Niall Ferguson, Stanford University

- Ian Stewart, University of Warwick
- Keith Devlin, Stanford University
- Ken Ono, University of Virginia

- Khaldoun Sweis, Olive Harvey College

- Dame Jocelyn Bell, University of Oxford
- Mikhail Shifman, University of Minnesota
- Joseph Incandela, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Gerard‘t Hooft, Utrecht University

- Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
- Nadia Brown, Purdue University
- Margaret Levi, Stanford University
- Stephen Walt, Harvard University
- Donald Green, Columbia University
- Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, New York University
- J. Ann Tickner, American University
- Kathleen Thelen, MIT
- Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University
- Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
- Harris Mylonas, George Washington University
- Andreas Umland, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
- Kristian Gleditsch, University of Essex
- Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Hertie School of Governance
- Norman Finkelstein, author of the upcoming _I Accuse!_
- Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University
- Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania
- John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago

- Omar Lizardo, UCLA

In addition to the 75 interviews Dr. Macosko conducted one-on-one, his daughter Karina conducted her own series of interviews with these top thinkers, bringing a student’s unique perspective to the proceedings. Bookmark the link above, because in addition to the interviews shown, more will be released in the future, featuring other top experts.’s advanced rankings generator, The InfluenceRanking Engine, scans and analyzes the web, mapping thought leadership across a variety of disciplines, whether through individuals, schools, or other influential sources. For further details on the unique capabilities and advantages of this high-tech ranking system, see the About page. is the preeminent technology-driven rankings site dedicated to students, researchers, and inquirers from high school through college and beyond, offering resources that connect learners to leaders. is a part of the EducationAccess group, a family of sites dedicated to lifelong learning and personal growth.

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