David T. Hsu

David T. Hsu is a Director at Omidyar Network, the social change venture established by philanthropists Pam and Pierre Omidyar. He leads the Building Cultures of Belonging portfolio team, which has a focus on strengthening the social infrastructure, innovations, and imagination for a United States spacious enough for all of us to belong, and was previously part of the firm’s future sensing unit. A strategist and social scientist with 20 years of experience, David has worked at the Hollywood-based cultural consultancy Propper Daley, tech startup NationBuilder, and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Following the 9/11 attacks, he earned his PhD in Politics at Princeton University and was a visiting lecturer on global cooperation at the University of Pennsylvania. He wrote “Untethered: A Primer on Social Isolation” in 2018 to fuel momentum for solutions. He serves on the boards of Inclusive Action for the City in Los Angeles and CoGenerate.org.
David Hsu


Expressions of Belonging
This session will showcase multiple expressions of belonging, illustrating the benefit of belonging being advanced through an array of organizations at different scales and locations. The session will offer a mix of stories, insights, and diverse approaches to advancing belonging. Through story, the Panelists will share how they are actively building for belonging before diving into critical questions that will uplift the throughlines of these unique projects. Participants will gain an understanding of practical expressions of belonging and be inspired to build towards belonging in their...