Robert Lemelson

Vice President at The Lemelson Foundation

Robert Lemelson

Robert Lemelson

Vice President at The Lemelson Foundation

Biography

Robert Lemelson, Ph.D., is a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and an adjunct professor of anthropology, both at UCLA. In 2007 he founded Elemental Productions, an ethnographic documentary film production company dedicated to producing films focusing on culture, psychology, and personal experience. In that capacity he has produced and directed more than a dozen films on subjects including trauma and health, the sex trade, mental illness, kinship, ritual, and more.

Dr. Lemelson has been conducting psychological and visual anthropological research in Indonesia, on the islands of Bali and Java, yearly for the past 25 years, and his work has appeared in in numerous journals and book chapters. He is the co-editor of two volumes with Cambridge University Press: "Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives" and "Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health." His newest book, "Afflictions: Steps Toward a Visual Psychological Anthropology" will be published in Fall 2017 by Palgrave Press.

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Founder at The Lemelson Foundation

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Former Executive Director & Assistant Secretary at The Lemelson Foundation

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Founder at Karuna Foundation

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Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at The Lemelson Foundation

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The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives, by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US, and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in the early 1990's, and led by the Lemelson family, to date the Foundation has provided or committed more than $185 million in grants and Program-Related Investments in support of its mission.

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UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

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The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Career History
Vice President
Current

Countless evenings during our 43 years of marriage were spent at the dinner table discussing invention. It was Jerry’s great passion. He invented not just during working hours, but at night, when we were vacationing, and even when he slept. Many friends who attended social gatherings at our home found themselves discussing the inventive process with Jerry, sometimes for the entire evening. Within the family, our conversations often turned to one theme – how to ignite the spark of invention in young people and help Americans understand the central role that invention and innovation play in creating the prosperous society in which we are all so privileged to live. Jerry spoke with great passion of his desire to initiate a foundation to foster these ideas if and when he was fortunate enough to have the means to do so. It took many years for this dream to become a reality, and yet there was never a moment when Jerry didn’t have the conviction that it would happen. When that time came, he put in place the initial programs of The Lemelson Foundation, which have proven to be so vital and inspiring in this country. Later my family was driven by Jerry’s dream, and by our own life experiences and beliefs, to apply Jerry’s original vision to improve the lives of the three billion people in our global community who earn less than two dollars a day, and whose entrepreneurial and inventive potential has often remained unrealized. Jerry would find our developing country programs a thrilling extension of his original vision, one that is consistent with his belief in justice and in the power of invention to change lives.

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UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

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The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives, by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention-based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US, and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in the early 1990's, and led by the Lemelson family, to date the Foundation has provided or committed more than $185 million in grants and Program-Related Investments in support of its mission.

Political Donations
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2010

Former Senator from California

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2009

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