Ellis Rubinstein is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Academy of Sciences. As a science journalist, his work merited 3 National Magazine Awards, the Pulitzer Prizes of the American periodicals industry. He was a leading editor at IEEE Spectrum, Science 86, and Newsweek – and Editor of Science for a decade. Since joining the 198-year-old New York Academy of Sciences in November 2002, Mr. Rubinstein has increased membership to 20,000 scientists in 100 countries. The President’s Council that he created has 27 Nobel Laureates and a score of CEOs and government leaders from across the globe. The Academy’s Board includes 3 Nobel Laureates, several philanthropists, the Presidents of 6 universities and academic medical centers, and the heads of research of IBM, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and PepsiCo.