• Wicked Problems Collaborative

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    Thinkers and Doers sharing diverse perspectives.

    Nicholas Archer

    WPC 1: Towards Renouncing Personal Privatization


    WPC 2: Henry George and the Call for a Post-Pandemic Idea of Freedom

    Nicholas Archer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlesex College in New Jersey. A product of the greater New England region, he received his PhD from UMass Amherst. His specializations include American Politics and Political Theory with an emphasis on American Political Development

    David Atkins

    WPC 1: 20th Century Solutions Won't Work for 21st Century Inequality


    WPC 2: Evict Monopoly

    David Atkins is a writer, activist and qualitative research professional living in Santa Barbara. He is an elected DNC member from California, a contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal and president of the The Pollux Group, a qualitative research firm.

    Jonathan Cohn

    Editor Extraordinaire

    Jonathan is an editor and progressive activist in Boston, MA. He is the board clerk and Issues Committee chair for Progressive Massachusetts, a statewide, multi-issue advocacy group, and the secretary of the Political Committee of the Massachusetts Sierra Club. Professionally, he is the managing editor of the Great Transition Initiative of the Tellus Institute and has edited books on political theory and cultural diplomacy. A frequent volunteer for progressive candidates and causes, he was also one of the "ten people on Twitter" who helped defeat Boston's 2024 Olympic bid.

    Riccardo Mastini

    WPC 2: Degrowth as a Response to COVID-19 and the Ecological Crises

    Riccardo Mastini is a Ph.D. researcher in ecological economics and political ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is also a policy advisor for the international campaign Green New Deal for Europe and an expert reviewer for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. You can find out more about his research at his site.


    Gabriel Mathy

    WPC 2: Worker Ownership and Control

    Gabriel Mathy is an economics professor at American University specializing in macroeconomics and economic history. He is a supporter of a worker-owned and worker-managed economy. Mathy received his PhD and MA from the University of California, Davis and his BA at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Victor Pickard

    WPC 2: Journalism Requires a Structural Overhaul

    Victor Pickard is a professor of media policy and political economy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, where he co-directs the Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center. He has written or edited six books, including America’s Battle for Media Democracy; After Net Neutrality (with David Berman); and Democracy without Journalism?

    Chris Oestereich

    WPC 1: THE “PLACE OF BIRTH” LOTTERY (with David Kaib)


    WPC 1: Life in the Treetops


    WPC 2: Pull the Plug on Disinformation

    Chris Oestereich is the publisher of the Wicked Problems Collaborative. He also teaches at Thammasat University’s School of Global Studies.

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