Mexican Youth Participation Activist Greta Rios

My Favorite Mexico City Restaurant Is Called Los Loosers

Greta Rios started a national NGO, Ollín, Jóvenes en Movimiento, in Mexico City in 2011, and has worked to promote youth participation in Mexico ever since. Previously, she worked for the Mexican Ministry of the Interior, the national environmental group Reforestamos, and the Permanent Mexican Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Before joining the Zócalo/Global Forum on Direct Democracy event, titled “Should Global Democracy Be More Direct?,” she spoke in the green room about dreaming lucidly, eating fondue, and visiting a volcanic island.

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Noēma Magazine Executive Editor Kathleen Miles | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Noēma Magazine Executive Editor Kathleen Miles

You See Members of Congress With Their Noses Out

Kathleen Miles is the executive editor of the newly launched Noēma Magazine, which is based in Los Angeles and published by the Berggruen Institute. She previously was senior editor of …

Participatory Budgeting Project Executive Director Shari Davis | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Participatory Budgeting Project Executive Director Shari Davis

We Need Democracy Beyond Elections, With Customized Democratic Tools for Communities

Shari Davis is the executive director of the Participatory Budgeting Project. She previously spent 15 years in local government as director of youth engagement and employment for the city of …

Global Direct Democracy Scholar David Altman | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Global Direct Democracy Scholar David Altman

The Best Direct Democracy Is the One You Don’t See

David Altman is professor of political science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and has twice received the Uruguayan National Prize of Political Science. He is the author of …

Historian and Author Martha S. Jones | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Historian and Author Martha S. Jones

I’m at My Most Creative When I Am Free From the Footnote

Martha S. Jones is a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. A legal and cultural historian whose work revolves around how Black Americans have shaped the history of the …