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As a leading policy think tank, the Oakland Institute is bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time. In partnership with impacted communities, we research and document threats to land rights, livelihoods, and natural resources, and develop communications and advocacy campaigns to support and elevate these struggles in the international arena.
 
Every week, RadicalxChange Replayed brings you replays of the talks from RadicalxChange hosted conferences and events in audio format. Join host Matt Prewitt (President of RadicalxChange Foundation) for radical thought-provoking ideas by innovators, activists, artists, and scholars from around the world about how they are using RxC ideas -- from Data Dignity, Quadratic Funding and Voting, and Common Partial Ownership -- to solve our most divisive social problems, improve democracy, and build ...
 
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The world is currently in the midst of a food price crisis, with prices of staple foods and agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides skyrocketing on global markets. As usual, the most vulnerable are being hit the hardest by these rising prices. The good news is that more and more farmers are breaking free from the reliance on expensiv…
 
This entertainingly honest conversation between Tyson Yunkaporta and Jim Rutt discusses how indigenous learnings can help liberate the democratic institutions of today. They explore the notion of "humans as custodial species" (via Yunkaporta's book, "Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World"), and the role we serve tied to the earth ar…
 
Data and the Data Economy are increasingly important issues affecting all of society. Hear from a panel of experts on responsible technology and public policy discussing mental models of how value accrues in the Data Economy, how to form protective legislation and infrastructure, and dealing with extreme concentrations of power and wealth plaguing …
 
The audio version of RadicalxChange's latest blog post titled A New Chapter for RadicalxChange. Written by the RadicalxChange Foundation team. Listen to and/or read the article to learn and connect more about RadicalxChange's evolving mission. Written by the RadicalxChange Foundation team. Voiced, audio engineered, and co-produced by Aaron Benavide…
 
This episode explores the devastating impact privatized, neocolonial wildlife conservation and safari tourism have had on Indigenous pastoral communities, specifically in Northern Kenya. Since its founding in 2004, the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) has set up 43 "community" conservancies on over 42,000 square kilometers of land in Northern and Co…
 
In this episode, we are in conversation with Professor S.V. Subramanian, professor of Population Health and Geography at Harvard University. Professor Subramanian discusses his ongoing research project India Policy Insights for which he has been awarded a 2.2million-dollar grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His current research interes…
 
If you’ve participated in any mobilizations over the past decade, chances are you’ve seen the work of today’s guest, Oakland Institute Senior Fellow David Solnit. A climate justice, global justice, anti-war, arts, and direct action organizer, David is also an author, a puppeteer, and a trainer. He was a key organizer in the shutdowns of the WTO in …
 
The second episode in a two part series exploring resistance to the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit and mapping out sustainable, bottom-up approaches to food sovereignty. Featuring Elizabeth Mpofu (La Via Campesina), Alejandro Argumedo (Swift Foundation) & Anuradha Mittal (Oakland Institute) Intro: Chivy Sok Host: Andy Currier For more see: //www.o…
 
The first episode in a two part series exploring resistance to the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit and mapping out sustainable, bottom-up approaches to food sovereignty. Featuring Nnimmo Bassey (Health of Mother Earth Foundation) and Kristen Lyons (Professor of Environment and Development Sociology, U Queensland). Intro: Chivy Sok Host: Andy Currie…
 
Quadratic Voting offers hope to revitalize collective decision-making in a wide range of domains in society and the economy, e.g., corporations, governments, unions, games, ratings, research, et cetera. An increasing number of examples support that hope in this radical voting method. In this panel discussion, you hear from current practices by poli…
 
Digital networks have centralized power over identities and information, creating problems for both markets and democracy. Does the solution require more shared agency over data? What might that look like? This panel discussion is structured around thought experiments to find solutions to this issue. SPEAKERS Matt Prewitt is RadicalxChange Foundati…
 
Artificial Intelligence is transforming every aspect of business and society. The usual narrative focuses on monolithic AIs owned by large corporations and governments that promote the interests of the powerful. But imagine a world in which each person has their own "personal AI," which deeply models their beliefs, desires, and values and promotes …
 
This panel discusses the development of British diplomatic efforts in Pakistan from 1947 through the “War on Terror,” as chronicled in the new book by Ian Talbot, Director of the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Southampton and Research Affiliate at the Mittal Institute.…
 
In the fifth episode of The COVID Chronicles podcast, Dr. Satchit Balsari speaks with Anup Malani, as they explore India's initial response to the pandemic, the involvement of private sector in scaling up the testing strategies, and innovations in collecting COVID-19 data in India.By The Mittal Institute, Harvard University
 
Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer best known as the Ethereum blockchain's inventor and co-founder. Buterin became involved with blockchain technologies early in its inception, co-founding Bitcoin Magazine in 2011. In 2014, Buterin launched Ethereum and is now leading research at the Ethereum Foundation. He is also one of t…
 
India’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been characterized by a pro-active public sector leadership and centralization of decision-making. The private sector and academics stepped up to the play in the early days in myriad ways, from wanting to boost testing capacity to providing models to forecast the spread of the disease. Few of these meas…
 
A panel from the second day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference.Hameeda Hossain, Ain o Salish Kendra, Forum MagazineShireen Huq, NaripokkhoNaila Kabeer, London School of EconomicsKhushi Kabir, Nijera Kori Moderator: Marty Chen, Harvard Kennedy School; WIEGOBy The Mittal Institute, Harvard University
 
The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral initiative to lay out the path to universal health coverage in India. Its guiding principle is that structural change toward universal health coverage can only be achieved through consultative and participatory engagement with the diverse sectors in…
 
Candidates for office and elected officials around the world are bringing RadicalxChange’s ideas to life. On this panel, a group of diverse, young candidates for office will discuss the values that motivate their campaigns and some particular policy proposals they hope to achieve. This wide-ranging conversation will cover the problems posed by conc…
 
A panel from the first day of our Bangladesh at 50 conference.Hossain Zillur Rahman, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC)Faisal Ahmed, IMFAhmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale UniversitySajeda Amin, Population CouncilModerator: Lincoln Chen, formerly China Medical BoardBy The Mittal Institute, Harvard University
 
In the third episode of The COVID Chronicles podcast, Dr. Satchit Balsari speaks with Manoj Mohanan, Associate Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. His team’s paper published in the Lancet Global Health reports that seroprevalence (the number of individuals in a population who test positive for a specific disease bas…
 
In the second episode of The COVID Chronicles podcast, in collaboration with the Times of India, Dr. Satchit Balsari speaks with Enakshi Ganguly, child rights activist and the co-founder of HAQ: Centre for Child Rights. In July 2020, Ganguly was part of the 11-member expert committee set up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investig…
 
Oakland Institute Senior Fellow, journalist and photographer David Bacon discusses the history of exploitation of the H-2A worker program and how it creates a race to the bottom for all farmworkers. Will the Biden administration protect the profits of growers and expand the H-2A program or will it stand with farmworkers who labor in the fields to k…
 
George Floyd's death has shocked the world and sparked an uprising across the US. This is a discussion around response and reactions to the moment and probing for a way forward. Speakers Brianna Agyemang is the renowned co-founder of #TheShowMustBePaused​ & The Brownie Agency. Agyemang is also Sr. Artist Campaign Manager at Apple’s artist-services …
 
The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts busines…
 
The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts busines…
 
The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts busines…
 
The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts busines…
 
The Mittal Institute’s podcast series, “India In-Focus,” in collaboration with The Times of India, brings one-on-one discussions between faculty and experts from Harvard right into your home. Listen to prominent speakers discuss the latest transformative research and pivotal breakthroughs that have the potential to change how India conducts busines…
 
The India In-Focus podcast is back with a special mini-series that recaps the societal response to COVID-19 in India. Over the course of this seven-part series counting down to the one-year mark of the nationwide lockdown in India, our host Satchit Balsari talks with experts across industry. Each episode gives a narrative exploration of issues key …
 
Land has been central to economic inequality for centuries. Today, we sometimes see homeownership as a path to the middle class, but it is important to see how this particular asset still drives inequality. This panel discusses the past and present of ideas like Henry George's land value tax, hoping to draw lessons for the real economy. Speakers Jo…
 
Look at any review of the past decade, and you will find Bitcoin standing strong as the one experiment that defined information technology for the past ten years. Such is its global relevance that 2019 marked the first time both the President of the United States of America and the President of the People's Republic of China referred to blockchains…
 
One promise of civ-gov tech is that it helps optimize democratic government, particularly in the cities where most people live. This panel explores how well that promise is being kept and how to improve things if it's not. SPEAKERS Amanda Brink is a Wisconsin-based political operative with over 12 years of experience in the field. A utility infield…
 
Kathryn Manga of KMP (Peasants Movement of the Philippines) joins to discuss how farmers faced with land grabs and violent repression continue to struggle for genuine agrarian reform and a better future in the Philippines. For the latest news on KMP: https://www.facebook.com/kilusangmagbubukid/ https://twitter.com/kmp_phl Music: Mike Mell…
 
In 2020, ideological conflicts reached a fever pitch, and the media landscape has become extraordinarily disorienting. Are we simply heading into a more fragmented era? This panel aims to find the light at the end of the tunnel, discussing all kinds of approaches to discover common ground for a more nuanced and vital politics. SPEAKERS Paula Berman…
 
Quadratic Funding powers Gitcoin Grants, an application that has become a "Significant Pillar of the Ethereum Ecosystem," according to Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. Learn about the why, the how, and the what behind Gitcoin Grants and Gitcoin's plans to take Quadratic Funding mainstream, with a QF application that will help local downtowns recov…
 
Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, & the Settling of Unpayable Debts, 2020, is Max Haiven's most recent publication to date. Capitalism is in a profound state of crisis. Beyond the mere dispassionate cruelty of 'ordinary' structural violence, it appears today as a global system bent on reckless economic revenge. Its ex…
 
Radically rethinking property rights has always been a core part of RadicalxChange’s mission. Outdated models of owning versus renting land or holding stock in a company have created many societal problems. In this panel, we will hear from several entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers building new kinds of communities. Common to all panelists is a …
 
Today's episode features Angely Rodriguez and Maria Ceja - two McDonald’s workers who went on a historic strike in response to the company’s failure to provide the bare minimum to protect its workers as COVID-19 ran rampant through their Telegraph Ave location in North Oakland. To learn more and get involved visit: www.fastfoodjusticeahora.com. Hos…
 
Shoukei Matsumoto will take us into his essential teachings on Buddhism and how he uses "cleaning" to address dissatisfaction. He will engage with Rabbi Amichai on these ideas and the concept of post-religiosity. SPEAKERS Shoukei Matsumoto is a Buddhist Monk in Komyoji Temple. Born in 1979 in Japan, he graduated with a B.A. degree in Literature fro…
 
COVID-19 is an x-ray of racial injustice, inequality, and ineffectual government as well as a rehearsal for climate catastrophe. It exposes a modern mind that maintains the myth of solutions, newness, freedom, and universals. That mind gives authority to new digital technologies, econometrics, and law, to segregate and eliminate problems. COVID gra…
 
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