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The Institute for Political Innovation: Alaska has a voting solution for a nation torn apart

November 2, 2022 — Last year, Alaskans demonstrated that there is a better way to elect our leaders. In 2020, the state adopted the final-four voting system to replace party primaries with an open primary and instant runoff voting in the general election. The new election system aims to incentivize candidates to appeal to all candidates, rather than to their parties.

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Why Three Deep-Pocketed Funders Joined Forces to Take on Bipolar Disorder

October 3, 2022 — Three families who have been personally affected by bipolar disorder came together to bring new treatment options to families across the world. BD², Breakthrough Discoveries for Bipolar Disorder, will serve as a global platform to coordinate science across disciplines and national borders to tackle this complex and still poorly understood disorder.

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Sergey Brin, Roblox’s David Baszucki And Kent Dauten Of Keystone Capital Commit $150 Million To Fight Bipolar Disorder

September 12, 2022 — Google cofounder Sergey Brin; Roblox founder David Baszucki and his wife, author Jan Ellison Baszucki; and Keystone Capital chairman Kent Dauten and his wife Liz Dauten each committed $50 million over five years to a global endeavor called BD² Breakthrough Discoveries for Thriving with Bipolar Disorder.

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Global Platform Launches to Transform Bipolar Disorder Research and Care

September 12, 2022 — The Baszucki, Dauten, and Brin families joined with the Milken Institute to commit $150 million to launch BD²: Breakthrough Discoveries for thriving with Bipolar Disorder. As the largest private investment focused on the study of bipolar disorder, BD² provides an unprecedented opportunity to identify breakthroughs in scientific understanding that create new interventions so that everyone with bipolar disorder can thrive.

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