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George Poulakidas

Social and tech innovation enthusiast, MA Political Science candidate at the University of Toronto, globetrotter

A social and tech innovation enthusiast, George bridges these two worlds through his academic and professional experiences. <br> <br> George is a MA candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto and builds on the knowledge in politics and development he acquired during his BA in International Studies at Simon Fraser University. <br> <br> Some of his professional experiences include being a Creative Consultant and Product Manager for start-ups in Vancouver and a researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University. <br> <br> In a previous life, he worked as a photographer and for an Academy Award nominated production company based in Athens. An avid traveler, George uses his curiosity to discover new ideas and experiences that can be transformed into creative and effective proposals.
What Does The Left Have To Offer In Platform

What Does The Left Have To Offer In Platform Capitalism?

In reality, the left of the 21st century has failed to offer alternatives to a number of critical issues and doesn't seem to be adapting to a rapidly changing society and economy. Climate change, new technologies, and the development of the knowledge-based economy are challenges that don't fit the traditional, Marxist-based narrative of the left.
12/30/2016 01:51 EST
How America's Poor Will Affect The Presidential

How America's Poor Will Affect The Presidential Election

As the U.S. Bureau reports, 5.1 million American families are poor despite having at least one member working. The opposing campaign strategies of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in approaching the poor and tackling poverty give us a deeper insight to their agenda.
10/21/2016 12:03 EDT
Clinton And Trump Need To Start Talking About

Clinton And Trump Need To Start Talking About Welfare

With almost one out of four American children living in poverty, many of whom end up dropping out of high school, we should focus on finding a solution for them, their families, and the good of the economy. A safety net provided by the government is necessary in order to reach those that the market cannot or is not interested in.
09/26/2016 10:29 EDT
Indigenous-Led Innovation Can Help Build A Better

Indigenous-Led Innovation Can Help Build A Better Canada

As we take pride in our diversity and innovative ideas, why keep neglecting such a large asset of our society? Instead of aiming simply to improve indigenous peoples' relationship with the state, let's cultivate innovation for economic and social development and benefit the whole country.
06/08/2016 10:53 EDT