Celina Lake
Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake is one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees, dozens of Democratic incumbents, and challengers at all levels of the electoral process. Celinda and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on issues including the economy, health care, the environment and education, […]

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Michael Marx

Michael Marx

Michael Marx is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign, which seeks to accelerate the United States’ transition to a clean and sustainable transportation future. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune […]

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James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, and a professorship in Government. He is a frequent speaker on matters related to the financial and economic crisis and a witness before Congress on several recent […]

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Ellen Miller
Ellen Miller

Ellen Miller

Ellen S. Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan non-profit dedicated to using the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency. She is the founder of two other prominent Washington-based organizations in the field of money and politics — the Center for Responsive Politics […]

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Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Professor Jayadev’s research focuses on macroeconomics, development, and political economy. His work has looked at the ways in which the policy shifts that have occurred globally over the last three decades have impacted distributional outcomes (measured in terms of income, wealth and […]

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Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd founded and served as the Director for the Financial Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The Financial Policy Forum was created to improve the public policy debate over financial and economic policy by conducting research into financial markets, their impact on the economy and the proper level of regulation and taxation of those markets. […]

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Nicole Austin Hillery
Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center’s Washington, DC office which she opened in March 2008. In her role, Ms. Austin-Hillery oversees D.C. office operations, serves as the chief advocate for the Brennan Center on a host of justice and democracy issues and coordinates work with other civil rights, social […]

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Lawrence Norden
Lawrence Norden

Lawrence Norden

Lawrence Norden is Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. He has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles related to voting rights and voting technology, including Voting Law Changes in 2012 (October 2011) and Design Deficiencies and Lost Votes (December 2011). His work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including […]

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Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. His areas of work include development economics, international economics, and economics and philosophy. Professor Reddy possesses a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics […]

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Taeku Lee
Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee’s primary research interests are in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research methods, social movements and political behavior. His book, Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era (Chicago, 2002), received the J. David Greenstone and the V.O. Key book awards. He is also co-author of […]

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Abby Levine
Abby Levine

Abby Levine

Abby Levine serves as Legal Director of Advocacy Programs at Alliance for Justice.  She provides legal guidance that encourages grantmakers to support advocacy and other nonprofit organizations to participate in policymaking decisions through an understanding of federal tax and election law.  Abby’s work includes creating curriculum, teaching workshops, providing technical assistance, writing plain-language legal guides, […]

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Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg has served as polling advisor to presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and dozens of tough campaigns in the US and around the world, including President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Nelson Mandela, as well as the national leaders in Israel, Europe and Latin America.  Greenberg’s […]

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Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon is the Sierra Club’s National Program Director in the Conservation Department. Sarah began her grassroots organizing career in 1993 with Green Corps, serving as Recruitment Director for the group from 1996 – 2000. With Green Corps, Sarah recruited and trained young environmental activists who have since become Executive Directors of organizations such as […]

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Rob Richie
Rob Richie

Rob Richie

An expert on international and domestic elections and electoral reform, Rob Richie has directed FairVote since its founding in 1992. Among his activities at FairVote, Richie has: • been a guest on many radio and television programs, including: C-SPAN, NBC News, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”, “All things Considered” and “Fresh Air” and […]

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Andrew Gelman
Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under […]

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