Jan 7, 2019
New America is a think tank devoted to America's renewal in a time of unprecedented social and technological change. Under the leadership of Anne-Marie Slaughter, it is building a new field of endeavor, known as Public Interest Technology. This emerging sector convenes municipal leaders, public agencies and nonprofits to generate nuanced solutions to systemic problems, from foster care, to opioid abuse and criminal justice. It pairs policy makers with technologists, an area of expertise more closely associated with Silicon Valley than government and NGOs, to create cost-effective and transformative solutions. This effort is led by Cecilia Munoz, a beloved leader at the forefront of progressive change making. Cecilia explains how Public Interest Technology is upending entrenched ideas about the process of change making and uplifts what actually works. Redefining policy change has arrived!