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Brent is a Boston-based policy professional and researcher, trained in intellectual history at Harvard and environmental science and policy at the Central European University. Areas of research include the following:
Interests include: the social/ethical underpinnings of the authority and credibility of scientific communities; the persistence of scientific norms over centuries; the religious roots of scientific culture in the seventeenth century; the climate science culture wars and ways out; the ethics of science communication.
Environmental studies and big history
Blue sky policy proposals (alone and in collaboration with others):
- to expand the reach and influence of common-wealth trusts on the model of the Alaska Permanent Fund
- to implement local currencies at refugee camps (the office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees took notice)
- to get youth engaged in agriculture through a voluntary national service program
- to reform Congress by means of a legislative secret ballot
Contact Brent at brent [dot] ranalli "at" ronininstitute /dot/ org