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Shapiro Shapiro

Brookings Institution

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Jordan Shapiro is a globally celebrated public intellectual. He's currently senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and Nonresident Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. His Forbes' column (2012-17) on global education, learning through digital play, kids and culture was read by over 5 million people around the world. He is an international speaker and consultant whose fresh perspective combines psychology, philosophy and economics in unexpected ways.Shapiro is an adviser and strategist to the United States Air Force and Thomas Edison State University helping to shape how they provide individuals with sophisticated 21st century agile and critical thinking skills. He is also a member of Teach For All's Global Advisory Council and an expert adviser to the World Economic Forum. Jordan serves on the advisory board of the exclusive global think tank, Symi Symposium, led by former Greek prime minister George Papandreou and including Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, and British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.