- January 30, 2020
The Aspen Institute Germany in partnership with Value for Good, the Harvard Alumni Club of Berlin and Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus invites you to a book discussion with Bina Venkataraman to discuss her latest book “The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age”. The discussion will be moderated by Clara Péron, Alumna of the Aspen Leadership Seminar and Founder of Value for Good, and Vice-President of the Harvard Alumni Club of Berlin, and Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany.
Covering a wide range of relevant societal topics including controlling infectuous diseases, working towards sustainable fishing and agricultural practices and preparing for natural disasters such as floods and tsunamis, Bina Venkataraman’s book highlights the important skill of developing effective foresight and presents strategies for doing so with engaging storytelling backed up by scientific research.
A celebrated speaker, Bina Venkataraman has addressed dozens of organizations, including TED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, New America, Center for American Progress, Fermilab, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, among others. She teaches at MIT and is the Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe.