Farhad is the founder and chair of the Chorus Foundation, which works toward a just transition to a regenerative economy in the United States. The Chorus Foundation supports communities on the front lines of the old extractive economy by helping them build new bases of political, economic, and cultural power for systemic change.
Through his work with Chorus, Farhad is most interested in the question of how philanthropy might play a role in putting itself out of business. Which is to say, how can the redistribution of consolidated wealth support the transition to a world in which such wealth is no longer extracted and consolidated in the first place? It is in this context that Chorus will be spending down its entire endowment by 2023.
Farhad serves on the boards of the Democracy Alliance, Solidaire, and the Wildfire Project. He is also a musician, a lover of film and literature, and a bicycle snob. Farhad graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Computer Science. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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