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The 9th Annual Berkin-Friedman Forum Presents:
How Millennials Are Changing Politics

Tuesday, October 9
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Lunch & Panel Discussion

Moderated by David Birdsell, Dean of the Marxe School

Baruch College | Information & Technology Building (Library Building)
Newman Conference Center | Rackow Room
151 East 25th Street
7th Floor, Room 750

Made possible by Robert A. Friedman (MBA '67)




Ben Guttmann

Ben Guttmann is co-founder and partner at Digital Natives Group, an award-winning, Long Island City-based digital marketing agency. Digital Natives' works include a diverse and celebrated portfolio of projects for major brands including I Love NY, the NFL, Comcast NBCUniversal, the Empire State Building, Hachette Book Group, and others. Ben is an active member of New York's business, technology, and civic community including roles on the boards of the LIC Partnership, Queens Community Board 2, and ExpandED Schools. Ben graduated from Baruch College, where he was President of the Undergraduate Student Government and now also teaches digital marketing as an adjunct lecturer.


Beth Simone Noveck

Beth Simone Noveck directs the Governance Lab (GovLab) and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. She is a Professor in Technology, Culture, and Society at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and a Fellow at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy appointed her as the state’s first Chief Innovation Officer in 2018. Previously, Beth served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and director of the White House Open Government Initiative under President Obama. UK Prime Minister David Cameron appointed her senior advisor for Open Government. Read more >


Steven Olikara

Steven Olikara is the founder and president of Millennial Action Project (MAP), the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial lawmakers in the U.S. As a nationally recognized political commentator, Steven has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and many other media outlets. Previously, Steven advised two foundations of multi-platinum recording artists, including an initiative that has electrified over one million homes in Africa with solar power. He also served as a Truman Fellow at the World Bank, focusing on sustainable energy development. Steven has been named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a Forbes 30 Under 30, and one of the Most Influential Leaders Under 40 by Washington Life magazine.