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Bina Venkataraman: Long-Term Thinking in a Distracted World

January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST

$25
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What does practical long-term thinking look like? Bina Venkataraman’s new book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age, brings this abstract question to life. Through a series of anecdotes and case studies that draw from her background in public policy, climate change strategy, and journalism, Venkataraman explores pragmatic tactics that can help us think more clearly about our long-term future.

Bina Venkataraman is the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe. Before joining the Globe, she served as a senior adviser for climate change innovation in the Obama White House, was the director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and taught in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at MIT.

Bina Venkataraman is the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe. Before joining the Globe, she served as a senior adviser for climate change innovation in the Obama White House, was the director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and taught in the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. Her book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age was published in September 02019.

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Details

Date:
January 15
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Cost:
$25
Event Category:
Website:
http://longnow.org/seminars/02020/jan/15/long-term-thinking-distracted-world/

Organizer

The Long Now Foundation
Phone:
415.561.6582
Email:
services@longnow.org
Website:
http://longnow.org

Venue

SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Phone:
866-920-5299
Website:
https://www.sfjazz.org/