Jessica Berlin: ‘Yes we can’ is meaningless without ‘yes I will’

Jessica Berlin

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Jessica Berlin (M.Sc. Political Economy of Emerging Markets, 2014) is the founder and Managing Director of CoStruct.


In a TEDx talk that brought TEDxHamburg to its feet, political economist and innovator Jessica Berlin lays out the human and structural drivers that brought us the transatlantic democratic crisis, and provides a simple yet transformative mental hack each of us can use in our daily lives to set things right. For anyone who's been asking themselves, 'how the hell did we get here? And what can we do about it?', this talk will make you think – and inspire you to act.

Follow Jessica on Twitter @berlin_bridge

This article, originally published on 31 May 2019, forms part of our Leadership series, launched to coincide with the upcoming Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) event, featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton, former US Secretary of State and the first female presidential candidate of a major US political party, in conversation with Julia Gillard, the first and only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia. Their discussion will take place on Wednesday 13 November at 2.45pm, and will be live-streamed via the King’s YouTube Channel. For more information on GIWL and to subscribe to their podcast, click here.


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