Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is an assistant professor, teaching courses in Election Law and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Stetson’s faculty, Torres-Spelliscy was counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law where she provided guidance on the issues of money in politics and the judiciary to state and federal […]

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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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Andrew Blotky
Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky serves as the Director of Legal Progress at American Progress, where he directs the Center’s work around legal policy issues including judicial nominations and constitutional interpretation. Blotky joined CAP after serving as the program manager at the HJW Foundation, where he directed the foundation’s progressive infrastructure and legal and public policy programs as […]

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Robert Shiller

Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and […]

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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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Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer is the Director of the Climate and Energy Program at WRI. In this capacity, she oversees the Institute’s work on climate change issues and guides WRI strategy in helping countries, governments, and individuals take positive action toward achieving a zero-carbon future. She is responsible for day-to-day management of the 50+ person program, and under […]

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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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Josh Silver

Josh Silver

Josh Silver is CEO of United Republic, a national, nonpartisan campaign to enact sweeping reforms to campaign finance, conflict of interest and transparency laws. Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive.  He cofounded and served for nine years as CEO & president of Free Press, the nation’s leading media and technology reform advocacy […]

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Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown serves as the executive vice president of Alliance for Justice.  She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization’s operations including policy, programs, finance and administration. Prior to joining AFJ, Marissa was the Vice President for Education Programs at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund whose mission is to strengthen the […]

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Erika Wood
Erika L. Wood

Erika L. Wood

Erika L. Wood is an Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School. Prior to joining the NYLS faculty, Professor Wood was the Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she designed and launched major reform campaigns around the country and provided legal counsel and strategic guidance to […]

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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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Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Dr. Teachout is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and has a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad. She previously taught Election Law at Duke University and also was the former National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, Director of Online Organizing for Howard Dean’s Campaign, and Researcher […]

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Amy Moas

Amy Moas

Amy Moas, Ph.D. is Senior Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace. For more than 40 years Greenpeace has been a leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Moas focuses on the forests of Southeast Asia […]

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Cassandra Jones Havard

Cassandra Jones Havard

Professor Jones Havard’s scholarship examines financial services regulation. She has authored numerous articles addressing challenges in regulating the financial services industry. She teaches courses in banking law, commercial law, corporations and contracts. Professor Jones Havard joined the law faculty at the University of Baltimore in 2005. She began her academic career at the Beasley School […]

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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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