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Eli Pariser

Co-director New_Public

Eli Pariser is an author, activist, and entrepreneur focused on how to make technology and media serve democracy. At 23 years old, he served as the President of MoveOn.org where he led the organizationā€™s opposition to the Iraq War and raised over $120 million from small donors. He co-founded the media startup, Upworthy, and global citizen movement, Avaaz, and authored the New York Times bestselling book The Filter Bubble. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and WIRED and he has spoken on TED-Ed, World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and The Colbert Report. He holds a BA from Bard College at Simonā€™s Rock and an honorary doctorate from Dominican University. He is currently the Co-director of New_ Public and has a vision of bringing together community entrepreneurs, researchers, engineers, and designers to envision, architect, and scale digital public spaces. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and filmmaker, Gena Konstantinakos, and their two children, Islo and Ara.

2023

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