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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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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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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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David Donnelly

David Donnelly

David is a veteran of money in politics campaigns at the state and national level, serving in a variety of campaign management, research, outreach, communications, fundraising, and strategist roles for major initiatives since the mid-1990s. He joined Public Campaign Action Fund in 2002. Over his career, David has managed policy campaigns at both the 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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Guy-Uriel Charles

Guy-Uriel Charles

Guy-Uriel Charles is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. He joined Duke Law’s faculty in 2009; he previously was the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of […]

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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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Nathaniel Persily
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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Trevor Potter
Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter is the founding President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents the public interest in administrative, legislative and legal proceedings in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics.  He is also a member in Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C. office where […]

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Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. His areas of work include development economics, international economics, and economics and philosophy. Professor Reddy possesses a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics […]

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L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, as well as a visiting Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Professor Wray has focused on monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and employment […]

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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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Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally recognized expert in retirement security. Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after 25 years as a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame and 10 years as director of the school’s Higgins Labor Research Center. As an author, her most recent book – When […]

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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., a co-founder of BaselineScenario.com (a much […]

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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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