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Adam Simpson

Program Associate, The Next System Project

Adam Simpson joined The Democracy Collaborative as a Program Associate with the Next System Project in October 2016. He has a Master’s Degree in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo, where he focused on understanding authoritarian institutions and popular movements. He has worked with a variety of NGOs in Washington, DC, including the American Task Force on Palestine, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, and the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force. 

Recent blog posts:
  • What John Oliver Gets Wrong About Robots and Jobs

    Adam Simpson
    Common Dreams

    John Oliver's commentary on the effect automation will have on the labor market fails to undertand the power dynamics involved, namely the exclusion of workers from decisions that greatly affect them, as well as the environmental consequences of continued automation and cost-cutting technology. "While it’s welcome that a well-nuanced discussion of automation is reaching Oliver’s mainstream millions, the limited narratives are obsolete and in need of a major reboot," Simpson poses.