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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a faculty member at the Columbia Business School at Columbia University where he is the inaugural holder of the Norman Eig Chair of Business, and Director of the Center for Decision Sciences.  His research examines the interface between Behavioral Decision Research, Economics and the decisions made by consumers, managers, and their implications […]

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Kevin Trenberth

Kevin Trenberth

Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. From New Zealand, he obtained his Sc. D. in meteorology in 1972 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a lead author of the 1995, 2001 and 2007 Scientific Assessment of Climate Change reports […]

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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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Thomas Palley

Thomas Palley

Dr. Thomas Palley is an economist living in Washington DC. He holds a B.A. degree from Oxford University, and a M.A. degree in International Relations and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Yale University. He has published in numerous academic journals, and written for The Atlantic Monthly, American Prospect and Nation magazines. Dr. Palley has recently […]

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Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. A member of the law faculty since 1973, Mr. Stone served as dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of  Chicago (1994-2002). After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1971, where he […]

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Nigel Sizer

Nigel Sizer

Nigel Sizer is the Director of WRI’s Global Forest Initiative. Nigel comes to WRI from Rare, an international conservation organization, where he served as vice president for Asia. While at Rare, he expanded operations into China, and conceived and developed Community Carbon, a grassroots effort to link impoverished communities in Indonesia to global carbon markets. […]

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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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Christopher Edley, Jr

Christopher Edley, Jr

Christopher Edley, Jr. joined Boalt Hall as dean and professor of law in 2004, after 23 years as a professor at Harvard Law School. He earned a law degree and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, where he served as an editor and officer of the Harvard Law Review. Edley’s academic work is […]

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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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John Kostyack

John Kostyack

John Kostyack is Vice President of Wildlife Conservation for the National Wildlife Federation, where he leads NWF’s wildlife and habitat programs. A key focus of his work is protecting people and wildlife from intensified flooding and other harmful impacts of climate change. He also helps lead campaigns to protect and restore important Western landscapes, the […]

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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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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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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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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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Lance Lindblom
Lance Lindblom

Lance Lindblom

Lance E. Lindblom was previously the President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, an organization that seeks to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations. It promotes humane health care, social justice as a core Jewish value, and fosters arts and culture that […]

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Andrew Gelman
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