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Alvin and Heidi Toffler

BIOGRAPHY OF ALVIN AND HEIDI TOFFLER

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

Alvin Toffler has served as a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, a faculty member of the New School for Social Research, a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and has won the McKinsey Foundation Book Award for Contributions to Management Literature. He holds multiple honorary doctorates. He serves on the Advisory Council of the U.S. Comptroller-General, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In France, where the Tofflers' work has won the prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, he has been named an Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres.

Heidi Toffler is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington and a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Global Communications in Tokyo. She holds multiple honorary doctorates in law and letters and has been awarded the medal of the President of the Italian Republic for her contributions to social thought. She serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Committee for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

In late 2006, the Tofflers received yet another prestigious honor when they were named as recipients of Brown University's Independent Award. The award recognizes individuals who possess an independent character and who, by their perserverance, self-reliance and vision, have achieved distinguished careers in their field of endeavor. Past recipients include Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Steve Jobs and Ted Turner.