Bina Venkataraman

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering topics related to the future

Education: Brown University, bachelor of arts in international relations; Harvard Kennedy School, master of public policy

Bina Venkataraman writes a column on the future for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she served as editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, overseeing the news organization’s opinion coverage and its editorial board during two presidential impeachment trials, the 2020 election, the coronavirus pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, the U.S. Capitol insurrection and Boston’s historic 2021 mayoral election. During her tenure, the Globe had two Pulitzer finalists in editorial writing. Venkataraman previously served as a senior climate adviser in the Obama White House, as director
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Technology of the future shouldn’t trap people in the past

A wave of state and local reforms could lead to predictive algorithms that change lives for the better, instead of the worse.

March 16, 2023

A better kind of social media is possible — if we want it

Creating lively, inviting, edifying social media communities will take new business models, funding sources and, above all, imagination.

March 6, 2023

Why we still need climate optimism

Tempting as defeatism may be, there are practical reasons not to jump on the bandwagon with Jonathan Franzen.

September 16, 2019