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Open Letter to Noam Chomsky (and other like-minded intellectuals) on the Russia-Ukraine war

coauthored with Bohdan Kukharskyy (City University of New York), Anastassia Fedyk (UC Berkeley) and Ilona Sologoub (VoxUkraine)   Dear Professor Chomsky, We are a group of Ukrainian academic economists who were grieved by a series of your recent interviews and commentaries on the Russian war on Ukraine. We believe that your public opinion on this … Continue reading »

Six actions to make belonging real in tech

This blog was authored by UC Berkeley Othering and Belonging experts Emnet Almedom, Nicole Montojo and Eli Moore. The ideas expressed in this post are not necessarily those of the Othering & Belonging Institute or UC Berkeley, but belong to the authors.  What would it take to collectively own our data? How could we regulate the environmental … Continue reading »

What’s Next in Science & Technology

A Blueprint for A New Standard in Science & Technology The world needs advancement from science and technology more than ever. Science and Technology has played a key role in our understanding of the world. This includes the structure of the atom, understanding DNA, the creation of the transistor, the concept of computing machines, and so … Continue reading »

Roe v Wade reversal another brick in the wall dividing red and blue America

The U.S. supreme court’s upcoming decision to reverse Roe v Wade (an early draft of which has been leaked) doesn’t ban abortions; it leaves the issue to the states. As a result, it will put another large brick in the growing wall separating blue and red America.

To save Ukraine, give us the tools and let us finish the job

In the words of a well-known Ukrainian military expert Oleg Zhdanov, there are only two ways to end a war: either one side loses or the other. All other options lead to postponed wars in the future. Something has to give. (Hint: Russia.)