Rafe Sagarin

We were saddened to hear that Dr. Rafe Sagarin was struck and killed Saturday night while bicycling. In his memory, we'd like to share two videos from his 2013 IdeaFestival appearance - his full presentation, posted above, and this two minute video interview filmed on site.

Dr. Sagarin was a marine biologist and the author of "Learning from the Octopus: How secrets from nature can help us fight terrorist attacks, natural disasters and disease." He lectured and held research positions at Stanford, Duke, UCLA and University of Arizona, and had consulted widely, applying his expertise in biological adaptation to contemporary problems.