Following Etgar Keret, one of the most popular Israeli writers of his generation, award-winning Turkish writer, journalist and political commentator Ece Temelkuran, and Indian anthropologist and world-renowned writer Amitav Ghosh, Bill De Blasio, another major international figure, joins Elastica.
On our continuous search for brilliant voices in the field of information and knowledge, we occasionally like to cross national borders and offer new viewpoints, experiences and cultural approaches.
Bill De Blasio, a member of the Democratic Party and the 109th mayor of New York City, governed America’s largest city for two terms––from 2014 to 2021. His numerous progressive policies have made NYC one of the safest major cities in America, as well as the one with the highest vaccination rate in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His expertise in leadership, diversity and inclusion, education and training, climate crisis and social inequality comes from years of professional battles and achievements, as well as personal and family experiences.
Long involved in the debate on Artificial Intelligence, De Blasio recently spoke out in a Tweet about the Italian Data Protection Authority’s blocking of OpenAI’s GPT Chat platform, commenting on an article published by The Guardian.
A multifaceted figure and skilled speaker, Bill De Blasio joins more than 130 speakers at Elastica, all prominent personalities from the national and international landscape of journalism and various fields of commentary.