Bina Venkataraman will write a book about how our society of gamblers can forge tools to think about the future amid rapid technological change. She is currently the Director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, a lecturer at MIT, and an op-ed columnist. She is the former senior advisor for climate change innovation in the Obama White House, and a former science journalist for The New York Times and The Boston Globe. She is an alumna of Harvard's Kennedy School and Brown University, where she now serves on the University President's Leadership Council. A previous recipient of a Fulbright and a Metcalf Institute fellowship, Venkataraman was recently named a 2015 Young Leader by the French-American Foundation.