Hopeful Pragmatism for a Disruptive World
Mark is formerly the managing editor of Breakthrough Journal, where he managed all aspects of the publication including content development, distribution, and promotion. Mark’s work is focused on the relationship between people and nature as mediated by increasingly complex technologies and markets, and he has almost a decade of experience researching issues at the intersection of energy, natural resources, economies, and societies. He has lectured at venues including University College London, the London School of Economics, and the University of Brasilia, and his research has been cited in publications including The New York Times, Scientific American, ClimateWire, and Reuters.
Before joining The Breakthrough Institute, Mark served briefly as International Policy Advisor for the Royal Academy of Engineering, the United Kingdom’s national engineering academy. There, he managed the Academy’s international policy work on a wide range of topics including energy, climate change, and international development. Prior to this, Mark worked as a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he coordinated the energy and climate theme of the Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events, a research center dedicated to political economy, geopolitics, long-wave trends, and scenario-based thinking. Mark was coordinating author of The Vital Spark: Innovating Clean and Affordable Energy for All, a major international publication coauthored by 20 leading thinkers from four continents.
Mark holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Cambridge. He first arrived at the Breakthrough Institute during the summer of 2010 as a Breakthrough Generation fellow working on energy, climate change, and international development issues. When he is not reading or writing, Mark enjoys rock climbing, long-distance bike touring, and brewing unusual beers.
Mark tweets @markeliotcaine.
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