Strategy, Communications, and Operations Executive
Peter Hopkins is a Strategy, Communications, and Operations Executive, and a co-founder and former president of Big Think. An entrepreneur and expert on e-learning, Hopkins has made appearances on NPR, CNN, and "The Colbert Report." Prior to founding Big Think along with fellow Harvard alum Victoria Brown, Hopkins was a Producer for the "Charlie Rose" show on PBS, where he oversaw the American politics segments. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where he received a BA Political Economy and was an editor and member of the Executive Board at The Crimson.
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Michio Kaku: Can We Download Our Brains? One day we might be able to download our consciousness into a computer chip, preserving our personalities forever—but first we will have to […]
Thinking big involves taking risks, and taking risks requires a certain openness to failure. I believe it is an imperative to take such risks today because our personal welfare is […]
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Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) Advocate Peter Hopkins gives a unique insight into the battle over online intellectual property protections. According to Hopkins, small content innovators are tackling a problem […]
Peter is the co-founder and President of Big Think, an online multimedia portal committed to developing the growing conversation about where we are and where we are headed. In that […]
As President Obama doggedly prioritizes universal coverage over a thorough revamp of the health care system that would deliver truly efficient, sustainable care, “Obamacons”, like me, who helped elect him, […]
Next week, the fifth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Trinidad and Tabago. The quadrennial event will represent Pres. Obama’s South American debut and, some will say, a […]
It was disappointing to see so many stories about the incomes earned by many top Obama officials in the year before they entered public service, and to watch them go […]
It’s been a week since the Obama Administration first announced its strategy to stabilize U.S. banks by establishing an orderly plan for them to unwind the so-called “toxic assets” currently […]
Outside of how best to solve the current crisis, perhaps the greatest macro question of our moment is what the net effect will be on the balance of global powers […]
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday. So why did the markets spiral out of control? Geithner briefly sent markets cascading with comments that […]
It was only a matter of time before the newspaper industry, in a last ditch effort for survival, turned to the courts — it’s the sort of Faustian pact that […]
Over the last few weeks, the economy may have a turned a corner. After several years in which public confidence has greatly exceeded any reasonable level based on underlying economic […]
A rose by another other name may not smell quite as sweet, explains Greg Mankiw, who parses the real difference between a ‘nationalization’ of banks and a ‘pre-privatization’.
The cross-cutting matrix of interests that defines our new global landscape is nicely represented in this commercial for the non-profit Citizens Energy featuring founder, and Kennedy family scion, Joe Kennedy […]
George Soros doesn’t see anything that even remotely resembles his idea of what’s needed to jumpstart economic recovery and so still can’t see the bottom. There’s perhaps no one in […]
The NYT reports on a recent surge in China’s foreign direct investment. China is taking advantage of a savings stockpile and cheap energy prices to seure itself reliable flows of […]
Amidst all the economic tumult, a medical revolution is quietly unfolding, moving us a step closer to the age of genetic therapies, a step beyond the era of pharmacology and […]
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s announcement yesterday of a non-plan of action on a new banking bailout invited not only immediate criticism, but also its first counter-proposal. Hot off the presses, […]
Sirius-XM appears poised on the brink of bankruptcy this morning, which should come as a surprise to no one and will present an opportunity for some. The economics of the […]
Journalism has always wrestled with the tension between finding fresh, new angles on stories and perpetuating falsehoods and fantasies, though never more so than amidst the click-driven insanity of its […]
Anyone in need of a moment’s release from our collective recession depression should check out of this piece in today’s Telegraph, which previews some revolutionary new consumer technologies on the […]