Aaron Bartnick




United States





Aaron Bartnick is an Oxford MBA candidate, a Director of the Oxford Seed Fund, and a 2017-18 Skoll Scholar. Prior to the MBA, Aaron led several ventures in US politics, and most recently helped develop the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s first university-based start-up incubator. He has lived and worked in 14 countries on four continents.

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Posted by: on April 16, 2018

Democracy in crisis?

The 2018 Skoll World Forum is a celebration of proximity. But could this proximity–proximity of people, of ideas, of cultures–actually be the root cause of so many of our problems? That was the provocative opening to one of the Forum’s most anticipated panels: “Democracy in Crisis? Populism, Polarization, and Civic Engagement,” moderated by New America […]

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Posted by: on November 1, 2017

My Journey from Politics to the #OxfordMBA

What are we doing to make the world a bit better for others? At first glance, it seems like a pretty uninspiring mission. In a world where everyone is out to “change the way we think about X,” “revolutionize Y,” and, above all, “make the world a better place,” who is going to get fired […]

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