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About Michael Zakaras


Michael Zakaras is the Director of Ashoka’s U.S. Venture Program, which identifies and supports social innovators who apply empathy as they tackle the most challenging social problems in the United States. 

Articles by Michael Zakaras

This week’s front page editor


Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Empathy: lots of lessons but no final words

What can we learn from two weeks of debate?  Empathy must be used to correct injustice, not simply to understand it or feel its associated pain. This is the final article in our series on empathy and transformation

Introducing empathy

Is the “empathy revolution” just a passing fad or the key to peace and social justice? This is the first in a week-long series of articles on empathy and transformation.

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