Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas

Author and Editor-at-large, TIME

Anand Giridharadas is the author of The True American, India Calling, and Winners Take All:The Elite Charade of Changing the World, published in August 2018. He is currently an editor-in-large at TIME. He was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times from 2005 to 2016, and has also written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The New Republic.

Giridharadas is a former McKinsey analyst, an Aspen Institute fellow, a visiting scholar at New York University, an on-air political analyst for NBC News, and he has spoken on the main stage of TED. His writing has been honored by the Society of Publishers in Asia, the Poynter Fellowship at Yale, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award.

The Billionaire-Savior Delusion

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In his widely-acclaimed book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Anand Giridharadas critiques many aspects of modern philanthropy. In particular, he argues that many philanthropists seek to maintain their privilege and support the status quo instead of taking on the hard work of fighting systemic injustice and structural inequality. This plenary session will engage some of the key critiques in Winners Take All, featuring a moderated conversation between Giridharadas and Jeff Raikes, co-founder of the Raikes Foundation and former Microsoft executive.