Ramesh Srinivasan is a professor at UCLA in the Information Studies and Design|Media Arts departments since 2005 and author of three books: Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Impacts Our World (2019 – NYU Press), After the Internet with Adam Fish and Beyond the valley which was named a top ten 2019 book in Tech by Forbes. He is the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab which offers a unique, people-focused analysis of new technologies working across every continent and dozens of countries across the world. Ramesh holds degrees from Stanford (BSc in Engineering), the MIT Media Laboratory (MSc), and Harvard (PhD). He has informally advised or supported initiatives related to Bernie Sanders’ Campaign (2020), Biden/Harris Innovation Policy Committee (2020), and numerous other prominent public figures. Ramesh writes regularly for the Guardian, Al Jazeera English, the Washington Post, the LA Times and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. He appears frequently on NPR, The Young Turks, Democracy Now!, MSNBC, BBC, CNN and other major media networks speaking about the intersection of technology, innovation, politics, business, and society.