Movements are powerful and can create lasting change. Science has changed our lives but as budgets are being cut in many countries, science could use activists.
Tim Dixon is the Managing Director of Purpose Europe, based in London. Purpose is a public benefit corporation that is a home for building 21st century movements and creating ventures, tools and technology that use the power of participation to change the world. More than 50 million people around the world have been mobilised to action through movements that Purpose and its team have founded or co-founded. Tim is the co-founder of The Syria Campaign, former Australian Prime Ministers’ chief speechwriter and economic adviser, former lawyer, and co-author of a leading economics textbook in Australia. Tim brings his multidisciplinary background to projects for positive social change.
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