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John Kao

Entrepreneur in Residence at Yale

Dubbed “Mr. Creativity” and a “serial innovator” by The Economist, John has been active in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship for four decades. He is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Yale and will be teaching a course on innovative thinking at Tsai CITY. John draws from his experience as a serial entrepreneur, musician, former business school professor, author, and Tony-nominated producer of film and stage. He is a graduate of Yale College (1972), Yale Medical School (1977) and Harvard Business School (1982); his undergraduate association was with Trumbull College.

John has held faculty appointments at Harvard Business School (associate professor), the MIT Media Lab (visiting professor), the US Naval Postgraduate School (distinguished visiting professor of innovation) and Stanford University (course head, Innovation Management, Bowman House). He is co-founder and chairman of ThayerMahan, Inc., a leader in maritime intelligence and a board member of the Midnight Oil Collective.

John is author of the best-seller Jamming – The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity and Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters and What We Can Do To Get It Back. He writes regularly in a Forbes.com column; his work has been covered by The New York Times, Fortune, The Economist, and the Colbert Report among others. John produced Golden Child in partnership with Yale Drama School associate dean Ben Mordecai for which he received a Tony nomination. He served as production executive on the film sex, lies and videotape, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and executive produced Mr. Baseball for Universal Studios. In the summer of 1969, he apprenticed to rock legend Frank Zappa.

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Noreen Khawaja

Religious Studies

Noreen Khawaja specializes in 19th and 20th century European intellectual history, and particularly on the shifting status of religious ideas in late modern Western philosophy and culture. Her research examines the collapse of metaphysics both historically and philosophically. She looks at this issue in relation to secularity, the retrieval of theological traditions, and the rise of critical discourses on religion. She is currently working on a book that studies how Christian models of conversion formed the basis of the ideal of personal authenticity in existential thought, focusing on Søren Kierkegaard and Martin Heidegger.

 She completed her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2012. In 2010 she was a DAAD Research Fellow in the Philosophy Faculty of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. She has recently published an article on the problem of individuality in Kierkegaard and Karl Löwith. At Yale, she teaches courses on modern Christian thought, phenomenology, existentialism, and on a variety of topics in the philosophy of religion.

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Elizabeth Kinsley

Undergraduate Admissions



Igor Kirman


Igor is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, activism and takeover defense, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and has written articles in numerous professional publications on topics.  He was twice named as Dealmaker of the Year by American Lawyer (2006 and 2015). He is the author of a book, “M&A and Private Equity Confidentiality Agreements” (Thomson Reuters) and teaches a course on M&A as a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School.

Igor received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics magna cum laude from Yale in 1993 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1996.  He is involved in a number of civic institutions, including as a member of the Advisory Board of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a Trustee of the Trinity School, and a director of Renew Democracy Initiatives (RDI), in addition to numerous involvements at Yale.  He was born in Ukraine and speaks Russian.

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Andrew Klaber

Paulson & Company and Even Ground

Andrew Klaber is a Partner on the investment team at Paulson & Company, a multi-strategy investment firm in New York, where he invests across industries and the capital structure. Since 2002 he has served as the president and founder of Even Ground (www.evenground.org), an international non-profit that annually provides more than 2,000 children who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS with academic scholarships, basic health care, and nutrition in Africa.

Andrew graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa president from Yale, where he was a Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar, and First-Team USA Today Academic All-American and, at commencement, received the David Everett Chantler Award for “best exemplifying the qualities of courage, strength of character, and high moral purpose” and Hadley Prize (valedictorian). He earned Masters of Science degrees in Financial Economics and Economic History from Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and holds a JD/MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.

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Yukiko Koga

AnthropologyEmail Yukiko Koga

David Kohn

TimescaleAfter studying environmental engineering as an undergrad, David continued work on an electrochemical desalination technique as a post-graduate fellow then formed an award winning startup around the technology (Red Ox Systems). However, the technology ended up being too early to really build a business around, so he joined a battery manufacturing startup called Urban Electric Power . After a year or so, he became responsible for dealing with the battery cycling data and became interested in databases and big data. He then spent some time at an advertising analytics company called Moat, working on heavily modified PostgreSQL data warehouses powering the main analytics product. He decided to go further into the database world and joined a 10 person startup called Timescale dealing with time series data. He's served in multiple roles and has been growing with Timescale as it has doubled and redoubled in size over the last few years.

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Jonathan Kramnick

EnglishMy research and teaching is in eighteenth century literature and philosophy, philosophical approaches to literature, and cognitive science and the arts. My first book—Making the English Canon: Print Capitalism and the Cultural Past, 1700-1770 (Cambridge, 1999)—examined the role of criticism and aesthetic theory in the creation of a national literary tradition. My second—Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson (Stanford, 2010)—considered representations of mind and material objects along with theories of action during the long eighteenth century. Building on this study, my current book project asks what distinctive knowledge the literary disciplines and literary form can contribute to discussions of such topics as perceptual consciousness, created and natural environments, and skilled engagement with the world. Portions have appeared in Critical Inquiry and elsewhere. Email Jonathan Kramnick

Christina Kraus


Chris Kraus received her BA from Princeton and PhD from Harvard. She taught at New York University, University College London, and Oxford University before coming to Yale in the summer of 2004. She has research interests in ancient narrative (especially historiography and tragedy), Latin prose style, and the theory and practice of commentaries. She is a member of the program in Renaissance Studies.

Ann Kuhlman

International Students & Scholars

Ann Kuhlman has served as the Director of OISS since 1999 when she moved to New Haven after twenty years of working with international students and scholars at the University of Pennsylvania.  While it took some time, Ann now considers herself a New Englander (although she still enjoys a trip to Philly.) Ann is active nationally in international student and scholar issues and has given presentations at numerous conferences and seminars.  Always willing to travel, Ann also spends her free time (?) reading and trying to garden.

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Ann Kurth

Dean, School of NursingAnn Kurth, PhD, CNM, FAAN is Dean, and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Kurth is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the CT Academy of Science and Engineering, and the US Preventive Services Task Force, which sets US screening and primary care prevention guidelines. An epidemiologist and clinically-trained nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth’s research focuses on HIV/reproductive health and global health system strengthening. Her work has been funded by NIH (NIAID, NIDA, NIMH, NICHD), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNAIDS, CDC, HRSA, and others, for studies conducted in the US and internationally. Dr. Kurth has published 185 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs and presented at hundreds of scientific conferences and invited talks. She has received awards for her science and leadership including the FNINR Ada Sue Hinshaw Research Award and the Int’l Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award, STTI.Email Ann Kurth