Nan Aron
Nan Aron

Nan Aron

A leading voice in public interest law for over 30 years, Nan Aron is President of Alliance for Justice, a national association of over 100 public interest and civil rights organizations. Nan, who founded AFJ in 1979, guides the organization in its mission to ensure that all Americans have the right and opportunity to secure […]

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Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro is Professor of Economics at Saint Peter’s College, New Jersey, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics. She did her graduate work in economics at the New School for Social Research, and taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, where she directed graduate study […]

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Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is the author/ co-author of 17 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy (with William J. Baumol), now in its 12th edition, from which well over two and a half million college students have learned […]

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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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Robert Erikson

Robert Erikson

Robert S. Erikson is a professor in the political science department and faculty fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University (Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1969). His major interests include the study of electoral politics, public opinion, and policy representation in the United States. He is the coauthor of […]

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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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Monica Youn

Monica Youn

Monica Youn is the inaugural Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow at NYU School of Law, where she focuses on election law and First Amendment issues. Prior to the fellowship, she directed the Brennan Center’s Money in Politics program. Before joining the Brennan Center, she was in private practice, and also served as law clerk to Judge […]

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Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen is a professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, CUNY and at the Graduate Center, CUNY in the Ph.D. Programs in History and Sociology. He is the author of influential books on the history of consumer society, visual culture, propaganda and modernity, including PR! A Social History 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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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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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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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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Nina Perales
Nina Perales

Nina Perales

Nina Perales is Vice President of Litigation for MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.  In that role, Ms. Perales supervises the legal staff and litigation docket in MALDEF’s offices throughout the United States.  Ms. Perales is known for her work in voting rights, including redistricting and vote dilution cases. Her litigation has […]

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Brooksley Born

Brooksley Born

Ms. Born received her law degree from Stanford Law School where she was President of the Stanford Law Review and received the Outstanding Senior Award. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, she was a law clerk to Judge Henry W. Edgerton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Brooksley […]

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Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke is the president of NRDC. NRDC is a leading nonprofit group that takes on the environmental issues that matter most, from the safety of our air and water to the health of our families and the future of our climate. NRDC’s lawyers and scientists hold polluters accountable, push lawmakers to take climate action, […]

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