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Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer is the Founder and President of Democracy 21, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, organization that works to strengthen our democracy and ensure the integrity and fairness of government decisions and elections. Democracy 21’s main focus is promoting effective campaign finance laws to protect against the corruption of federal officeholders and government decisions and to engage ...

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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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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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Michael J. Malbin

Michael J. Malbin

Michael J. Malbin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Campaign Finance Institute, (CFI), a nonpartisan research institute in Washington DC.  He is also a Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. One of the country’s leading scholars of money and politics, Malbin has been writing and speaking ...

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Kyle Ash

Kyle Ash

As Greenpeace’s Senior Legislative Representative, Kyle Ash is responsible for domestic and international climate change policy analysis and campaign strategy. He has been quoted in Politico, Greenwire, the New York Times, and CNN, and was one of the most frequently quoted sources during the Copenhagen Climate Conference. Prior to joining Greenpeace, Ash served as Government ...

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Henry C.K. Liu

Henry C.K. Liu

Henry C.K. Liu was born in Hong Kong and educated at Harvard University in architecture and urban design. His interest in economics and international relations started when he participated in interdisciplinary work on urban and regional development as a professor at the University of California Los Angeles, Harvard and Columbia. He is currently chairman of ...

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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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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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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 Kuttner

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, as well as a Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow. He was a longtime columnist for BusinessWeek, and continues to write columns in the Boston Globe. Robert is the author of eight books, including the recent New York Times bestseller, Obama’s Challenge: American’s Economic Crisis and ...

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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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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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Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries.  He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders.  He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most ...

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