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Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which has won efforts to retire over 140 coal-burning power plants around the country and which is working to replace coal with clean energy. In 2012, Mother Jones magazine described the campaign as “a grassroots rebellion [that] is winning the biggest victory yet […]

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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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Barbara Arnwine

Barbara Arnwine

Barbara R. Arnwine, President & Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991.  A graduate of Scripps College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights […]

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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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Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is Senior Economist at American Progress. Her research focuses on employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. Much of her current work focuses on the Great Recession’s impact on workers and their families, as well as policies to promote job creation. She co-edited The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything (Simon & […]

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Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan

Melanie Sloan serves as CREW’s Executive Director and is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries. Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Sloan served as Minority […]

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Mark C. Alexander

Mark C. Alexander

Mark Alexander is a law professor at Seton Hall University, specializing in Constitutional Law and the intersection of Law and Politics. Professor Alexander writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Law & Politics, Criminal Procedure, and The First Amendment. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, politics and government and on free […]

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Y.V. Reddy

Y.V. Reddy

Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy better known as Y.V. Reddy, is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (India’s central bank) from September 6th, 2003 until September 5th, 2008. Reddy has worked on piloting a calibrated approach to financial sector reforms. He is widely consulted on […]

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Michael Marx

Michael Marx

Michael Marx is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign, which seeks to accelerate the United States’ transition to a clean and sustainable transportation future. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune […]

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Jacob S. Hacker

Jacob S. Hacker

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is Vice President of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a former Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. An expert on the politics of U.S. […]

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Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer is the Director of the Climate and Energy Program at WRI. In this capacity, she oversees the Institute’s work on climate change issues and guides WRI strategy in helping countries, governments, and individuals take positive action toward achieving a zero-carbon future. She is responsible for day-to-day management of the 50+ person program, and under […]

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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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Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen is a professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, CUNY and at the Graduate Center, CUNY in the Ph.D. Programs in History and Sociology. He is the author of influential books on the history of consumer society, visual culture, propaganda and modernity, including PR! A Social History of […]

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Barry Fadem

Barry Fadem

Barry F. Fadem is a partner in the law firm of Fadem & Associates in Lafayette, California. He specializes in all aspects of campaign and election law, and provides expert consultation in the area of initiatives and referendums. He is co-author of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National […]

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Josh Silver

Josh Silver

Josh Silver is CEO of United Republic, a national, nonpartisan campaign to enact sweeping reforms to campaign finance, conflict of interest and transparency laws. Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive.  He cofounded and served for nine years as CEO & president of Free Press, the nation’s leading media and technology reform advocacy […]

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