Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall

Eric Marshall

Eric Marshall, as manager of legal mobilization, is the Lawyers’ Committee’s chief organizer and is responsible for creating and managing the infrastructure necessary to direct large scale pro bono resources to address modern civil rights issues. Marshall is the co-leader of Election Protection, the nation’s largest voter support coalition.  In addition to ensuring the effective ...

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J. Adam Skaggs

J. Adam Skaggs

Adam Skaggs is senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy program, where he works on a range of issues related to money in politics, judicial independence, and voting rights. Before joining the Brennan Center, he was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he served as pro bono counsel to the ...

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Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel is a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Director of the Institute’s Monetary Policy and Financial Structure program. He holds the position of professor of development finance at Tallinn University of Technology. In 2009, Kregel served as Rapporteur of the President of the UN General Assembly’s Commission on ...

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Lisa Speer

Lisa Speer

Speer directs the International Oceans Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental organization dedicated to protecting natural resources and public health with offices in the United States and China. Speer’s work currently focuses on conservation and management of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, and area known as the “high seas.” Comprising two ...

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John Coequyt

John Coequyt

Director of the Sierra Club’s international climate programs as well as a representative on domestic climate change and energy issues. John has worked on domestic and international climate change policy for over a decade. Prior to his time at the Sierra Club, he worked for Greenpeace USA where he served as an international climate campaigner. ...

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Tova Andrea Wang

Tova Andrea Wang

Tova Andrea Wang is a nationally known expert on election reform and political participation in the United States and internationally. She is Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos, a Fellow at The Century Foundation, and a consultant to organizations working to improve democracy around the world, such as the National Democratic Institute and The Carter Center. ...

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Lew Daly

Lew Daly

Lew Daly is a Director of the Sustainable Progress Initiative and a Senior Fellow at Demos. He currently leads Demos’s Beyond GDP project, a multi-year campaign to advance alternative indicators of well-being and sustainability in federal and state-level governance in the United States. He is the author (with Stephen Posner) of Beyond GDP: New Measures ...

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Walker F. Todd

Walker F. Todd

Walker F. Todd, research fellow and conference organizer for the American Institute for Economic Research, lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, near Cleveland, and has been affiliated with AIER in one capacity or another since 1995. An instructor in the AIER Summer Fellowship Program, he teaches a course on the history and origins of competing theories ...

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Christopher Paine

Christopher Paine

Christopher E. Paine is Senior Policy Adviser to the Nuclear Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC, where he was previously Nuclear Program Director (2007-2013) and a Senior Research Associate (1991-2006). He joined NRDC following five years on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Armed Services ...

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Jacob S. Hacker

Jacob S. Hacker

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is Vice President of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a former Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. An expert on the politics of U.S. ...

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Casson Trenor

Casson Trenor

From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources across the globe. Trenor has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent months journeying by ship through the icy waters of Antarctica, berthed on leaking wrecks off ...

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Bob McIntyre

Bob McIntyre

Bob S. McIntyre is Director of Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ is a nonpartisan research and advocacy group that fights for tax fairness at the federal, state and local levels. Widely respected on Capitol Hill as “the average taxpayer’s voice in Washington,” CTJ was ranked at the top of the Washington Monthly’s list of America’s ...

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John Schmitt

John Schmitt

John Schmitt is a senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He has worked as a consultant for national and international organizations including the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, the Global Policy Network, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, and others. A ...

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Justin Levitt
Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt is a professor of constitutional law and the law of democracy at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a recognized national expert on election law.  His work has included extensive research into pressing issues of election law and practice; assistance to federal and state administrative and legislative bodies with responsibility over elections; participation ...

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Myrna Perez
Myrna Perez

Myrna Perez

Ms. Pérez works on a variety of voting rights related issues, including redistricting, voter registration list maintenance, and access to the ballot box. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Pérez was the Civil Rights Fellow at Relman & Dane, a civil rights law firm in Washington,D.C.Ms. Pérez graduated from Columbia Law School in 2003, where ...

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