Ronaldo Lemos is an internationally renowned Brazilian academic, lawyer and commentator on intellectual property, technology, and culture. He is an Ashoka Fellow and social entrepreneur, and was recently named a
Ronaldo Lemos - internationally renowned Brazilian lawyer and creator of Brazil's framework for the internet - reflects on the future of the web and how to make sure it works for all.
Ashoka Fellow Danielle Sered, founder of Common Justice. Paul Lewis Anderson Prison reform has become a priority in America’s movements for social and racial justice. Is reform also the key to reducing
Danielle Sered started Common Justice, America’s only “alternative to prison” program for people charged in the adult criminal courts with violent offenses like assault, robbery, and even attempted murder. Ashoka talks with Sered about violence and inc...
We talk to homelessness expert Rosanne Haggerty about the challenges and opportunities of the Covid moment, and why the mindset and language of public health is key to a future without homelessness.
Ashoka Fellow Katie Plohocky started Healthy Community Store Initiative in Tulsa, OK. Healthy Community Store Initiative More than 23 million Americans live in places where good food is relatively scarce and expensive.
Entrepreneur Katie Plohocky uses a variety of retail strategies, such as micro stores and mobile shops, plus a wholesale distribution system, to reinvent and reintroduce the neighborhood grocer.
Social entrepreneur Ronnie Washington is helping American workers of all income levels build financial security via a new employer-sponsored savings plan.
Ronnie Washington, founder of Onward. Onward American workers were on a tightrope before the Covid pandemic, many surviving by the month, working full time—maybe more than one job, yet unable to save
Purvi Shah started Movement Law Lab to support a new generation of lawyers to work alongside progressive movements for change.
Ashoka Fellow Purvi Shah, founder of Movement Law Lab. Movement Law Lab Purvi Shah, founder of the Movement Law Lab, learned from years of experience representing powerful movements for change that a
Social entrepreneur Harish Hande reflects on the democratizing role of sustainable energy in the COVID recovery.
Priti Krishtel, co-founder of I-MAK, an organization that has worked in 50 countries and saved health systems more than $2 billion, has a blueprint to restore the integrity of America’s patent system to incentivize true progress.
Priti Krishtel, cofounder of I-MAK. I-MAK By allowing “patent walls,” U.S. policymakers create incentives for pharmaceutical companies to chase profit alone, even at the expense of public health and scientific innovation. But