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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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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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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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Alexander Perera

Alexander Perera

Alex Perera is the Director of Renewable Energy Initiatives for MEP and is helping to lead WRI’s expanding work in renewable energy. Alex has led successful collaboration projects with multinationals in the manufacturing, retail, and technology sectors to scale use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is also leading work to develop and scale […]

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in New York. Previously, Dr. Johnson was a managing director at Soros Fund Management, where he managed a global currency, bond […]

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Robert Dewey

Robert Dewey

Robert oversees the implementation of Defenders’ national legislative and administrative priorities through direct lobbying, grassroots advocacy, coalition participation and national environmental community coordination. He established Defenders’ Government Relations and External Affairs department in 1999. Key legislative accomplishments under Robert’s leadership include securing favorable provisions for wildlife in the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, the […]

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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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Leo Hindery, Jr.

Leo Hindery, Jr.

Leo Hindery, Jr. is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a series of media industry private equity funds he founded in 1988 and ran continuously until February 1997. Mr. Hindery is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman of the US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation, Co-Chair of the Task Force […]

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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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William Black

William Black

Bill Black is an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the Universityof Missouri– Kansas City. He is a white-collar criminologist. His regulatory career is profiled in Chapter 2 of Professor Riccucci’s book Unsung Heroes (Georgetown U. Press: 1995), Chapter 4 (“The Consummate Professional: Creating Leadership”) of Professor Bowman, et al’s book The Professional Edge […]

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David Pozen

David Pozen

David Pozen joined the Columbia Law School faculty in July 2012, with research interests in several areas of public law and in nonprofit organizations. From 2010 to 2012, Pozen served as special advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, Harold Hongju Koh.  Previously, Pozen clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. […]

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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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Heidi Hartmann

Heidi Hartmann

Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. Dr. Hartmann is a Research Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. Hartmann has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has […]

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Perry Mehrling

Perry Mehrling

Perry G. Mehrling, Professor of Economics, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1987. He has held visiting positions at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and at Boston University. At Barnard, Professor Mehrling teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of finance, and the financial dimensions of the U.S. retirement, […]

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David Goldston

David Goldston

David Goldston became Director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental group, in July 2009. In that position, he helps shape NRDC’s federal political strategy, policies and communications. Prior to that, he had spent more than 20 years on Capitol Hill in Washington, working primarily on science policy and […]

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Zephyr Teachout
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