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Bernd Blossey

Bernd Blossey

Bernd Blossey is an ecological generalist with wide ranging interests (plants, birds, insects, mammals, amphibians) in aquatic and terrestrial systems. His academic training is in ecology, particularly entomology and limnology but with a focus on applied entomology. He is particularly intrigued by potential ecosystem effects associated with increase and decline of invasive plants species in ...

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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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Y.V. Reddy

Y.V. Reddy

Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy better known as Y.V. Reddy, is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (India’s central bank) from September 6th, 2003 until September 5th, 2008. Reddy has worked on piloting a calibrated approach to financial sector reforms. He is widely consulted on ...

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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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Ruth Greenspan Bell

Ruth Greenspan Bell is Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.  With a long-standing focus on the governance aspects of managing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, she is co-leader (with Elke Weber of Columbia University) of a program to harvest insights from behavioral ...

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Marrisa Brown
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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Caroline Fredrickson
Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson joined ACS in 2009 and currently serves as the President. Prior to assuming leadership at ACS, Caroline served as the director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office and as General Counsel and Legal Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, Caroline was Chief of Staff to Sen. Maria Cantwell and Deputy Chief of ...

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Daniel Lashof

Daniel Lashof

Dan Lashof is the director of NRDC’s climate and clean air program and is active in the areas of solutions to global warming, national energy policy, and climate science. Dan is involved in developing federal standards and legislation to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants and to reduce America’s dangerous dependence ...

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Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere is Professor of Government at Harvard University.  His academic research focuses on U. S. elections, media, and representation, with particular emphasis on political advertising, campaign finance, redistricting.   He has an additional research interest in public attitudes toward energy  use and development.  He consults with CBS News, is contributing editor of The Boston ...

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Donald Barry

Donald Barry

Don Barry joined Defenders as executive vice president in June 2011 and oversees all day-to-day operations and programs at Defenders of Wildlife, supervises the senior leadership team and is the strategic senior advisor to the President. Don has 35 years of experience working on wildlife and public land management conservation issues as a senior government ...

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Michael Brune

Michael Brune

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010). During Brune’s nearly three years as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one ...

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Melanie Sloan
Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan serves as CREW’s Executive Director and is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries. Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Sloan served as Minority ...

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Kate Zimmerman

Kate Zimmerman

Kate Zimmerman joined the National Wildlife Federation in 2003. Before coming to NWF, Kate spent several years as a private attorney in Colorado with a practice emphasizing environmental and natural resources law.  She represented national and regional environmental organizations in matters ranging from challenges to federal timber sales to participation in federal reserve water rights ...

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Christopher Paine

Christopher Paine

Christopher E. Paine is Senior Policy Adviser to the Nuclear Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC, where he was previously Nuclear Program Director (2007-2013) and a Senior Research Associate (1991-2006). He joined NRDC following five years on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Armed Services ...

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Amy Atwood

Amy Atwood

Ms. Atwood is a public interest environmental litigator who addresses biodiversity protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.  She is an expert on listing of species as endangered or threatened and implementation of the Act. As lead counsel for the Center for Biological Diversity, she negotiated a landmark settlement agreement between the Center and the ...

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Last night’s police violence against citizens of Ferguson, MO was an affront to democracy.


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Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the American people in a live telecast concerning the tragic and untimely death of a youn

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While immigration is among the most important issues the country faces, misperceptions persist about fundamental aspects of t


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For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education.

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On Aug. 5, 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) went into effect.


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The very rich don’t think very highly of the rest of us.

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No president ever wins points for being Hamlet.