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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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Richard Pildes

Richard Pildes

Richard H. Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law.  He is one of the nation’s leading scholars, lawyers, and public commentators on issues involving the legal structures, processes, and institutions of democracy.  His work addresses issues such as the design of democratic institutions, the processes of […]

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Algernon Austin

Algernon Austin

Algernon Austin is a sociologist of racial relations. At the Economic Policy Institute, he works to advance policies that enable people of color to participate fully in the American economy and benefit equally from gains in prosperity. Austin oversees reports and policy analyses on the economic condition of America’s people of color. Austin is the […]

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John Schmitt

John Schmitt

John Schmitt is a senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He has worked as a consultant for national and international organizations including the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, the Global Policy Network, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, and others. A […]

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is an assistant professor, teaching courses in Election Law and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Stetson’s faculty, Torres-Spelliscy was counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law where she provided guidance on the issues of money in politics and the judiciary to state and federal […]

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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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John Fullerton
John Fullerton

John Fullerton

John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.”  Through the work of Capital Institute, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, John has become […]

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Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Brown University and a Master of Science Degree in Energy and Resources from University of California Berkeley.  He joined NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) in 1992 and worked two years before getting his master’s degree and returned to NRDC in 1996 and has […]

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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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Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Professor Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the Director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at […]

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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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Steve Fraser

Steve Fraser

Steve Fraser is Co-Founder of the American Empire Project and Editor-at-Large of the journal New Labor Forum. He is the author of Every Man a Speculator, A History of Wall Street in American Life, and most recently co-editor of Ruling America: A History of Wealth and Power in a Democracy.

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Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere is Professor of Government at Harvard University.  His academic research focuses on U. S. elections, media, and representation, with particular emphasis on political advertising, campaign finance, redistricting.   He has an additional research interest in public attitudes toward energy  use and development.  He consults with CBS News, is contributing editor of The Boston […]

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Benjamin Todd Jealous

Benjamin Todd Jealous

Benjamin Todd Jealous is the former President and CEO of the NAACP.  Appointed at age 35 in 2008, he is the youngest person to lead the century old organization.  During his tenure, the NAACP’s online activists have swelled from 175,000 to more than 600,000; its donors have increased from 16,000 individuals per year to more […]

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Spencer Overton
Spencer Overton

Spencer Overton

Professor Overton specializes in voting rights and campaign finance. His academic articles on election law have appeared in several leading law journals, including the Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Michigan Law Review. Professor Overton’s book “Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression“ was published and released by W.W. […]

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