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Peter Hopkins

Co-Founder and President, Big Think

Peter Hopkins is the co-founder and president of Big Think. An entrepreneur and expert on e-learning, Hopkins has made appearances on NPR, CNN, and "The Colbert Report." Prior to founding Big Think along with fellow Harvard alum Victoria Brown, Hopkins was a Producer for the "Charlie Rose" show on PBS, where he oversaw the American politics segments. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where he received a BA Political Economy and was an editor and member of the Executive Board at The Crimson.

Futurists on the Future

Michio Kaku: Can We Download Our Brains? One day we might be able to download our consciousness into a computer chip, preserving our personalities forever—but first we will have to […]

In Support of SOPA

Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) Advocate Peter Hopkins gives a unique insight into the battle over online intellectual property protections. According to Hopkins, small content innovators are tackling a problem […]
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An Obamacon’s Lament

As President Obama doggedly prioritizes universal coverage over a thorough revamp of the health care system that would deliver truly efficient, sustainable care, “Obamacons”, like me, who helped elect him, […]

Joe, The Plugger

The cross-cutting matrix of interests that defines our new global landscape is nicely represented in this commercial for the non-profit Citizens Energy featuring founder, and Kennedy family scion, Joe Kennedy […]