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Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos is the Founder and Managing Partner of Kynikos Associates. As the largest exclusive short selling investment firm, Kynikos provides investment management services for domestic and offshore clients. Mr. Chanos opened Kynikos Associates in 1985 to implement investment strategies he had uncovered while beginning his Wall Street career as a financial analyst with Paine […]

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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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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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Lorraine C. Minnite

Lorraine C. Minnite is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, and director of the Undergraduate Urban Studies Program at Rutgers University-Camden.  Her research is concerned with issues of inequality, social and racial justice, political conflict and institutional change.  She is the author and co-author of two books on electoral rules and […]

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Lew Daly

Lew Daly

Lew Daly is a Director of the Sustainable Progress Initiative and a Senior Fellow at Demos. He currently leads Demos’s Beyond GDP project, a multi-year campaign to advance alternative indicators of well-being and sustainability in federal and state-level governance in the United States. He is the author (with Stephen Posner) of Beyond GDP: New Measures […]

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Alex Matthiessen

Alex Matthiessen

Alex Matthiessen is the founder and president of Blue Marble Project, an environmental consulting firm based in New York City. From 2000-2010, Matthiessen was the CEO and president of Riverkeeper, a Hudson Valley based organization best known for leading the decades-long campaign to reclaim and restore the Hudson River and protect the NYC Watershed. Previously, […]

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James Bothwell

James Bothwell

James Bothwell is the President and Founder of Bothwell Financial Market and Regulatory Strategies LLC. From 2009 – 2011, Bothwell was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council at Financial Accounting Standards Boards. Between 1997-2002, Bothwell served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Federal Housing Finance Board. Bothwell served as Chief […]

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Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is Senior Economist at American Progress. Her research focuses on employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. Much of her current work focuses on the Great Recession’s impact on workers and their families, as well as policies to promote job creation. She co-edited The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything (Simon & […]

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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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Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff is a Program Director at the nonpartisan and non-ideological Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is especially interested in research on economics, finance, mathematics, the scientific and technical work force, and education. Goroff is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Economics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where he previously served as Vice […]

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Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily is the Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science and the Director of the Center for Law and Politics at Columbia Law School. Professor Persily’s scholarship focuses on American election law or what is sometimes called the “law of democracy,” which addresses issues such as voting rights, political parties, campaign finance, […]

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Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky, 31, is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc, one of the world’s foremost leaders in eco-capitalism and the reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste. In 2006, Inc. Magazine named TerraCycle, “The Coolest Little Start-Up in America”!  That same year Tom was named the #1 CEO in America Under 30. Recently, Tom was named […]

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Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins is Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program.  Her portfolio includes redistricting and voter suppression issues, with a focus on voter ID and proof-of-citizenship laws.   Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Gaskins served as Executive Director for the League of Women Voters Minnesota where she worked on a wide range of […]

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Timothy Canova

Timothy Canova

Timothy Canova Canova’s research crosses the disciplines of law, public finance, economics, and history. He was an early critic of financial deregulation and warned of the dangers of the bubble economy. He has authored more than two dozen articles and book chapters, including articles in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, American Journal of Economics […]

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