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Donald Barry

Donald Barry

Don Barry joined Defenders as executive vice president in June 2011 and oversees all day-to-day operations and programs at Defenders of Wildlife, supervises the senior leadership team and is the strategic senior advisor to the President. Don has 35 years of experience working on wildlife and public land management conservation issues as a senior government […]

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Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling is a founder and the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. He has led the Center from its beginnings in 1989 as a local New Mexico environmental group, to its current position as a national legal powerhouse battling to protect endangered species, wild places, and a safe, stable climate. With undergraduate […]

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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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Kyle Ash

Kyle Ash

As Greenpeace’s Senior Legislative Representative, Kyle Ash is responsible for domestic and international climate change policy analysis and campaign strategy. He has been quoted in Politico, Greenwire, the New York Times, and CNN, and was one of the most frequently quoted sources during the Copenhagen Climate Conference. Prior to joining Greenpeace, Ash served as Government […]

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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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Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro is Professor of Economics at Saint Peter’s College, New Jersey, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics. She did her graduate work in economics at the New School for Social Research, and taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, where she directed graduate study […]

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Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff is a Program Director at the nonpartisan and non-ideological Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is especially interested in research on economics, finance, mathematics, the scientific and technical work force, and education. Goroff is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Economics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where he previously served as Vice […]

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Sherle Schwenninger

Sherle Schwenninger

Sherle Schwenninger directs the New America Foundation’s Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs. One of the founders of New America, he is the former director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program. Mr. Schwenninger was founding editor of World Policy Journal from 1983 to 1992, and served as Director of the World Policy Institute at […]

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Bruce Stein

Bruce Stein

Dr. Bruce A. Stein leads the National Wildlife Federation’s work on safeguarding people and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. Dr. Stein has a long history of working on biodiversity conservation issues, and in recent years has turned his focus to the emerging field of climate change adaptation and specifically developing climate-smart approaches to […]

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Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd founded and served as the Director for the Financial Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The Financial Policy Forum was created to improve the public policy debate over financial and economic policy by conducting research into financial markets, their impact on the economy and the proper level of regulation and taxation of those markets. […]

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Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has more than ten years of experience in international climate policy.  Jake leads NRDC’s policy development and advocacy on international climate change, focused on the development of the post-2012 international response to climate change.  He also works with NRDC teams in key […]

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Rodolfo de la Garza

Rodolfo de la Garza

Professor de la Garza combines interests in political behavior and public policy. In political behavior, he specializes in ethnic politics, with particular emphasis on Latino public opinion and electoral involvement. His primary interests in public policy include immigration and immigrant settlement and incorporation. He has edited, co-edited, and co-authored numerous books including The Future of […]

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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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John Hocevar

John Hocevar

John directed a campaign that helped secure the first cap on factory fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay (menhaden is the second largest fishery in the United States). John’s team has been instrumental in transforming the United States retail sector’s policies and practices regarding sustainable seafood. John has led two expeditions to the Bering […]

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Lisa Danetz

Lisa Danetz

Ms. Danetz is a voting rights and campaign finance lawyer who addresses issues of inequality and fairness in elections. She is an expert on implementation of Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act, has worked cooperatively with and also litigated against states regarding implementation of the National Voter Registration Act, and has engaged in […]

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