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Rodolfo de la Garza

Rodolfo de la Garza

Professor de la Garza combines interests in political behavior and public policy. In political behavior, he specializes in ethnic politics, with particular emphasis on Latino public opinion and electoral involvement. His primary interests in public policy include immigration and immigrant settlement and incorporation. He has edited, co-edited, and co-authored numerous books including The Future of […]

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Tova Andrea Wang

Tova Andrea Wang

Tova Andrea Wang is a nationally known expert on election reform and political participation in the United States and internationally. She is Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos, a Fellow at The Century Foundation, and a consultant to organizations working to improve democracy around the world, such as the National Democratic Institute and The Carter Center. […]

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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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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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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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Garrit Voggesser

Garrit Voggesser

Garrit Voggesser is NWF’s National Director for Tribal Partnerships. He works nationwide with tribes on a variety of wildlife, habitat, climate change, energy, water, and other conservation issues. Much of his work focuses on partnering with tribes to restore wild bison, restore and protect native habitat and wildlife on tribal lands, and ensure equitable support […]

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Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Professor Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the Director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at […]

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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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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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Athan Manuel

Athan Manuel

Athan Manuel is the Director of the Lands Protection Program where he lobbies Congress and the Administration on public lands issues and the federal policy side of the Our Wild America campaign. Prior to joining the Sierra Club, Athan was the Conservation Director for U.S. PIRG where he lobbied Congress for the Public Interest Research […]

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Michael Konczal

Michael Konczal

Michael Konczal is a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, where he works on financial reform, unemployment, inequality and a progressive vision of the economy. His blog, Rortybomb, was named one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time Magazine. His work has appeared in The American Prospect, Slate, Washington Monthly, The Atlantic Monthly’s Business Channel […]

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Barbara Arnwine

Barbara Arnwine

Barbara R. Arnwine, President & Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991.  A graduate of Scripps College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights […]

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Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie came to Defenders after a 20-year career in conservation with the federal government, mostly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In recognition of her accomplishments and national leadership in this field, President Bill Clinton appointed her as director of the Service in 1997, a post she held until 2001. During her tenure as […]

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson serves as Senior Portfolio Manager and head of Corporate Governance at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States. With more than $235 billion in market assets, CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million public employees, retirees and their families. Prior […]

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Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee

Heather C. McGhee is the President of Demos. She is a frequent writer, speaker and media commentator on issues of democracy reform, economic opportunity, racial equity and financial regulation.  In 2010, she became a contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Current TV.  She is also a regular guest on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN.  Her opinions, writing […]

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