Who We Are
None of these global challenges are easy, but they’re all soluble. Our growing team welcomes new perspectives from creative individuals who are dedicated to improving the human future. We hope you’ll join our efforts.
Carl O. Pabo
Ph.D., Founder and President
Dr. Pabo had a successful career in biophysics before resigning a tenured faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to analyze thought and find better ways of addressing these global challenges. He has recently taught a course at Caltech on “The World in 2050,” and is revising his book entitled “Mind in the 21st Century: Human Thought for a Human Future.”
Ph.D., Board of Directors
Dr. Tidor is a professor at MIT in the Departments of Biological Engineering and Computer Science, and works with MIT’s affiliate programs in other countries around the world. His cross-disciplinary research, and the inherent complexity of the systems that he studies, has led him to think deeply about the nature of complexity and how humans come to under- stand complex systems and communicate complex ideas.
Board of Directors
Jeff Ubois has been a program officer at the MacArthur Foundation, and now is Vice President, Knowledge Management, at their affiliated “Lever for Change” program. He brings deep knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit communities, and he’s spent years exploring the challenges inherent in long-term prediction and long-term planning as needed to help ensure a livable human future.
Ph.D., Board of Directors
Dr. Melissa Flagg is a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Her career has focused on U.S. science and technology policy and national security issues. She has developed remarkable skills in organizational leadership, working in government, philanthropy, and the private sector. Above all, she brings great breadth of vision, challenging organizations to adapt to a changing global landscape of science, technology, education, and economic competition.
Board of Advisors
As an analyst at the Skoll Foundation, Gurpreet Singh studies the world's most pressing problems, and evaluates strategies for system-level change. After working with various public and non-profit institutions, he maintains a passionate commitment to this public service sector, yet he challenges current practices and norms. He hopes for, and works toward, ways of coordinating effort at a scale commensurate with the true magnitude of these global challenges.
Ph.D., Board of Advisors
Dr. Aditya Rajagopal is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of ChromaCode, a precision medicine diagnostics company working to reduce costs and thus give broader access to clinical tests. He is also a visiting faculty member at the California Institute of Technology, where he works on novel physical/mathematical strategies that—simultaneously—give more information while simplifying and streamlining the methods of measurement.