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Richard B. Freeman

Richard B. Freeman

Richard Freeman is one of the world’s leading labor economists. The Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, Dr. Freeman. Freeman is also Senior Research Fellow on Labour Markets at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. Freeman […]

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Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers is an Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO. Mr. Silvers’ responsibilities include corporate governance, pension and general business law issues. Mr. Silvers led the AFL-CIO legal team that won severance payments for laid off Enron and WorldCom workers. He has testified before numerous Congressional committees on issues arising out of the collapse […]

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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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James K. Boyce

James K. Boyce

James K. Boyce is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he directs the program on development, peacebuilding, and the environment at the Political Economy Research Institute. His books include Africa’s Odious Debts (Zed, 2011), Reclaiming Nature (Anthem Press, 2007), and Investing in Peace (Oxford University Press, 2002). He is a […]

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Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton has worked for the Sierra Club for more than 35 years. He started as a regional Sierra Club organizer in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Plains states, then served as National Field Director, and later as National Conservation Director. He has been involved in designing and implementing campaigns to promote smart energy […]

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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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Casson Trenor

Casson Trenor

From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources across the globe. Trenor has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent months journeying by ship through the icy waters of Antarctica, berthed on leaking wrecks off […]

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Sylvia Fallon

Sylvia Fallon

Sylvia Fallon is a senior scientist for NRDC’s land and wildlife program. She provides scientific expertise for policy and regulatory decisions regarding endangered wildlife. Her work has included research on the use of genetic data in the Endangered Species Act. Some of the issues she has worked on include wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains […]

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Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst whose work focuses on labor economics, health economics and political economy. His core areas of research includes minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform, and the economics of conflict. Dube received his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Development Policy […]

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Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Professor Jayadev’s research focuses on macroeconomics, development, and political economy. His work has looked at the ways in which the policy shifts that have occurred globally over the last three decades have impacted distributional outcomes (measured in terms of income, wealth and […]

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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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Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson – For over a decade, he has helped to mobilize communities across the country to create more inclusive cultural and political institutions. Robinson serves as Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. Under Robinson’s leadership, the organization has been at the forefront on issues ranging from fighting […]

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Edward N. Wolff

Edward N. Wolff

Edward N. Wolff is a professor of economics at New York University, where he has taught since 1974. His principal research areas are income and wealth distribution and productivity growth. Edward’s work on wealth and wealth disparity has received wide attention. He has acted as a consultant with the Economic Policy Institute, the World Bank, […]

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Daniel Brindis

Daniel Brindis

Daniel is a Senior Forests Campaigner based in San Francisco, his birthplace. His portfolio includes the Amazon, the Canadian Boreal, and environmental certification schemes like the Forest Stewardship Council. He started at Greenpeace USA the in Washington DC office and also spent significant amount of time working out of the Greenpeace office in Manaus, Brazil. […]

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Brooksley Born

Brooksley Born

Ms. Born received her law degree from Stanford Law School where she was President of the Stanford Law Review and received the Outstanding Senior Award. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, she was a law clerk to Judge Henry W. Edgerton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Brooksley […]

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