When Journalists Write Theories of Change

When Journalists Write Theories of Change

It’s extremely gratifying to see a so-called “theory of change” come alive in concrete language, narrated by a reporter and with videos that feature the voices and opinions of the people who are actually affected and do the affecting.

Something is Happening in Mexico

Something is Happening in Mexico

Political commentator Mario Campos makes a plea for activists to think in trendlines rather than headlines, to lengthen their time horizons of social change, to become involved with civil society organizations that are increasingly unified and strategic in their efforts to advance social change when the political opportunities do emerge.

Women, Cars, Sports and Computers

Women, Cars, Sports and Computers

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to give a talk to the inaugural class of Mexico City’s Citizen Programmer Fellowship. The six programmer fellows will each spend nine months embedded in a city agency where they will develop a technology project and promote more...
First Week of the ‘New’ Old in Mexico

First Week of the ‘New’ Old in Mexico

It was a big weekend in Mexican history, one that I spent in blissful, disconnected ignorance with some friends in the mountainous jungle that surrounds Xalapa. Meanwhile, back in Mexico City some self-proclaimed anarchists were partying like it was 1999 — at...