Victoria Bassetti
Victoria Bassetti

Victoria Bassetti

Victoria is an expert on voting in America and on the legislative process. She also has extensive experience in the way politicians and social causes use social and new media. She has a second area of expertise in media and entertainment policy issues (intellectual property, content-technology convergence) and commercial law (antitrust, bankruptcy). Victoria is the […]

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Amy Moas

Amy Moas

Amy Moas, Ph.D. is Senior Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace. For more than 40 years Greenpeace has been a leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Moas focuses on the forests of Southeast Asia […]

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Deb Nardone

Deb Nardone

Deborah Nardone is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Natural Gas Campaign, a national campaign aimed at protecting our water, air, wildlife, open spaces and communities from the threats posed by natural gas extraction and the hydraulic fracturing process. Deb serves as the Sierra Club’s first national director working on all things natural gas […]

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James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, and a professorship in Government. He is a frequent speaker on matters related to the financial and economic crisis and a witness before Congress on several recent […]

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Marian R. Chertow

Marian R. Chertow

Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, and urban/industrial studies. Primary research interests are: (1) industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses; (2) […]

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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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Michael Waldman
Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. The Center is one of the nation’s leading legal voices on election law, Constitutional law, government reform and racial justice. The Boston Globe calls the […]

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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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Faiza Patel
Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel serves as Co-Director of the Libertyand National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism.  She is the author of Rethinking Radicalization, a critical analysis of law enforcement theories that suggest that Muslim religious behavior can be considered a proxy […]

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Michael Brune

Michael Brune

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010). During Brune’s nearly three years as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one […]

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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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Daniel Lashof

Daniel Lashof

Dan Lashof is the director of NRDC’s climate and clean air program and is active in the areas of solutions to global warming, national energy policy, and climate science. Dan is involved in developing federal standards and legislation to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants and to reduce America’s dangerous dependence […]

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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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Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins is an independent journalist, author and speaker. Her latest book is a dramatic historical novel about the 1929 crash, Black Tuesday. Her last book was It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street (Wiley, September, 2009/October 2010). She is the author of Other People’s Money: […]

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Eric Rauchway

Eric Rauchway

Eric Rauchway is the author of the Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction and Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America among other books. He is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis.

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