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George Poulakidas

Social and tech innovation enthusiast, PhD student in Political Science at the University of Toronto, United Nations intern, researcher, traveller

A social and tech innovation enthusiast, George bridges these two worlds through his academic and professional experiences. 

George is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Toronto and builds on the knowledge in politics and development he acquired during his internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. He holds a BA in International Studies from Simon Fraser University and a MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

Some of his professional experiences include being a Creative Consultant and Product Manager for start-ups in Vancouver and a researcher at the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He has also led a team to produce an award-winning student research project for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. 

In a previous life, he worked as a photographer and for an Academy Award nominated film 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 solutions.

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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

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