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Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis is vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution. Until February 2009, he was the executive head of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programs and departments working on […]

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Penda D. Hair

A staunch advocate of civil rights, Penda Hair has spent the last 25 years defending the rights of those unjustly discriminated against. Former director of the Washington, DC, office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Hair co-founded Advancement Project to serve as an innovative racial justice organization that would strengthen grassroots efforts to […]

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in 2007, The Shock Doctrine is being published in 30 languages and has over a million copies in print. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ […]

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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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Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner is the Executive Director of NRDC and NRDC Action Fund. NRDC, one the nation’s leading environmental advocacy organizations with over 1.3 million members and activists and 430 staff in seven offices, works to protect people’s health and families, communities, jobs, and wild spaces by accelerating clean and efficient energy, transportation and protecting our […]

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Marcellus Andrews

Marcellus Andrews

Marcellus Andrews teaches economics at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. Andrews earned a B.S. & B.A. from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania as well as an MA, MPhil and PhD in economics from Yale University. Andrews comments on public affairs and economics in the pages of The Nation and on […]

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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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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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Mark Hertsgaard

Mark Hertsgaard

Mark Hertsgaard is the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth and Earth Odyssey:  Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future.  He has reported from twenty-five countries about politics, world affairs, culture and environmental issues for leading media outlets worldwide, including The […]

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Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger is professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches a course entitled “Futures, Options and Derivatives.” Professor Greenberger has served as the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System; and as a member of the […]

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Richard Brodsky

Richard Brodsky

Richard Brodsky has a notable, career-long record as one of the nation’s leading environmental thinkers and activists.  He served in the New York Legislature from 1983 to 2010, chairing the Committee on Environmental Conservation.  He authored the New York Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Fund and the Biodiversity Institute, among other legislative initiatives. Mr. […]

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Lynn E. Turner

Lynn E. Turner

Mr. Turner has the unique perspective of having been the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a member of boards of public companies, a trustee of a mutual fund and a public pension fund, a professor of accounting, a partner in one of the major international auditing firms, and the managing director of […]

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Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel is a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Director of the Institute’s Monetary Policy and Financial Structure program. He holds the position of professor of development finance at Tallinn University of Technology. In 2009, Kregel served as Rapporteur of the President of the UN General Assembly’s Commission on […]

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Ellen Miller

Ellen Miller

Ellen S. Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan non-profit dedicated to using the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency. She is the founder of two other prominent Washington-based organizations in the field of money and politics — the Center for Responsive Politics […]

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