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Bina Venkataraman

October 20, Dudley Square
Bina Venkataraman is a writer and leader who currently teaches in the program on science, technology, and society at MIT and serves as the Director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. She is also a journalist and has recently been named as the editorial page editor for the Boston Globe. Venkataraman previously served as Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation in the Obama White House, where she forged partnerships among communities, companies, and government to prepare for climate disasters. Her first book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age, was called "a valuable tool for anyone wishing to think less in the short term and more toward the future" by Publishers Weekly.