Mission Driven Innovation: Can Technology Change the World?

Lecture Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture

Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser is an author, online organizer, and the co-founder of Upworthy, a new startup focused on making content that matters go viral. During his time at MoveOn.org, from 2001 to 2008, the organization grew by 10 times and collected nearly $120,000,000 in small donations. 

His book, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You, is a New York Times bestseller, and his TED talk on the same topic has been seen over 2 million times and was called one of the top talks of the year by TED curator Chris Anderson.

Pariser also helped start Avaaz.org, a global online movement with over 24 million members in every country on earth, and has served on the boards of the Open Society Foundations' US Programs, the New Organizing Institute, Avaaz, MoveOn, Access, and a number of other organizations. Pariser grew up in Lincolnville, Maine, and attended Bard College at Simon's Rock. He now lives in Fort Greene in Brooklyn, NY.


Reception immediately following the lecture at the UNE Art Gallery



(207) 602-2592

4:00 PM
Ludcke Auditorium

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public