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Barbara Arnwine

Barbara Arnwine

Barbara R. Arnwine, President & Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991.  A graduate of Scripps College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights […]

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Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson, professor of social work at Syracuse University, is founding co-director of Social Security Works (www.socialsecurityworks.org) and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition (www.strengthensocialsecurity.org), a coalition of over 300 national and state organizations.  A founding board member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, he served as policy advisor to the 1982 National […]

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Nancy Altman

Nancy Altman

Nancy J. Altman has a thirty-five year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is the founding co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign. She is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble (John Wiley & […]

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Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin is a constitutional law professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he directs the Program on Law and Government, and a Democratic State Senator in Maryland representing District 20 (Silver Spring and Takoma Park).  He is the Chairman of the Montgomery County Delegation in the Maryland Senate and the Senate Democratic […]

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Eileen Appelbaum

Eileen Appelbaum

Dr. Eileen Appelbaum joined the Center for Economic Policy and Research in 2010 after eight years as Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on implications of company practices for organizational effectiveness and employee outcomes. Her current research examines the effects of private equity ownership on managerial […]

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Robert Stavins

Robert Stavins

Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Program in Public Policy and the Doctoral Program in […]

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Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt is a noted voice on reform of the political process and an expert on campaign finance, congressional procedure, and state-level politics. He has written extensively on Budget & Tax Policy, and on the history and role of ideas in politics. In 2005, Mr. Schmitt began a monthly column, “The Out Years,” in The […]

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Lynn A. Stout

Lynn A. Stout

Professor Lynn A. Stout is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law Clarke Business Law, Cornell Law School. Professor Stout is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. Stout is the author of numerous articles and books on these topics and […]

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Richard Briffault
Richard Briffault

Richard Briffault

Richard Briffault is Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation at Columbia Law School. His primary areas of teaching, research and writing are state and local government law and the law of the political process. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of a casebook, State […]

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Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger is professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches a course entitled “Futures, Options and Derivatives.” Professor Greenberger has served as the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System; and as a member of the […]

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Greg Anrig

Greg Anrig

Greg Anrig is Vice President for Policy at The Century Foundation where he has been responsible for overseeing The Century Foundation’s projects on public policy as well as its fellows since 1994. He is author of The Conservatives Have No Clothes: Why Right-Wing Ideas Keep Failing (John Wiley & Sons, September 2007). He is co-editor […]

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Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles is a Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute where he heads the Behavioral Sciences Program. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Siena. He taught economics at Harvard from 1965 to 1973 and at the University of Massachusetts since then. His recent studies on cultural evolution have challenged the conventional […]

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Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University School of Law. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers […]

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Lisa Graves
Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves

Lisa is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, a national investigative watchdog group that launched the award-winning investigative project ALECexposed.org in 2011, and that publishes PRWatch.org (CMD’s original reporting site), SourceWatch.org (its specialized encyclopedia of front groups), and BanksterUSA.org (its site on Wall Street and economic reforms). CMD focuses on exposing corporate […]

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Barry Fadem

Barry Fadem

Barry F. Fadem is a partner in the law firm of Fadem & Associates in Lafayette, California. He specializes in all aspects of campaign and election law, and provides expert consultation in the area of initiatives and referendums. He is co-author of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National […]

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