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It’s No Cannes or Venice, But Gettysburg Just Had a Sold Out Film Festival

Ken Burns, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston turned out for the Civil War town’s history film festival. The festival featured screenings of Burns’s films at Gettysburg’s venerable Majestic Theater, and conversations with Burns, actors Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, and author Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Q&A with Academy Board Member Peter Thorén

Peter Thoren, Executive Vice President of Access Industries and Head of the Family Office speaks to The New York Academy of Sciences about the importance of supporting scientists, the origins of the Blavatnik Awards, and how his extensive experience in law and business brings a valuable perspective to his role as a member of the Academy's Board of Governors.

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