Bina Venkataraman

Director, Global Policy Initiatives, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Bina Venkataraman is director of global policy initiatives for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a lecturer at MIT, and an op-ed columnist at The Boston Globe. She was formerly senior advisor for climate change innovation in the Executive Office of the President during the second Obama administration and senior advisor to the co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during the first Obama administration. Venkataraman was previously a journalist at The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Boston Globe, covering science, the environment, and public health. Sheserves on the University President’s Leadership Council of Brown University.

Videos/Audio of Bina Venkataraman

As the United States leaves the Paris Agreement, how will the leadership vacuum be filled? Will China continue to surge... See more
Today, there are 104 women serving in the United States Congress, 29 female heads of government or state around the... See more
The way we produce food is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. If current projections hold, we’... See more
Fossil fuel is plentiful, energy use is surging, and carbon emissions continue to climb. In December, global diplomats... See more
We hear about “big data” being used to anticipate what we are going to buy next as consumers but “big data” is also... See more