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Nancy Folbre

Nancy Folbre

Nancy Folbre’s work explores the interface between economics and feminist theory, focusing on non-market work and the evolution of social institutions governing public support for childrearing. She was a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation (2004-05), was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” Fellowship and won the Leontief Prize of the Global Development and Environment […]

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Justin Levitt
Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt is a professor of constitutional law and the law of democracy at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a recognized national expert on election law.  His work has included extensive research into pressing issues of election law and practice; assistance to federal and state administrative and legislative bodies with responsibility over elections; participation […]

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Heather Gerken
Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native […]

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Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown serves as the executive vice president of Alliance for Justice.  She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization’s operations including policy, programs, finance and administration. Prior to joining AFJ, Marissa was the Vice President for Education Programs at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund whose mission is to strengthen the […]

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John Seager

John Seager

John Seager is the President and CEO of Population Connection – having first joined the organization in 1996. He previously served with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration. John was also Chief of Staff for former U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Interior […]

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Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky, 31, is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc, one of the world’s foremost leaders in eco-capitalism and the reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste. In 2006, Inc. Magazine named TerraCycle, “The Coolest Little Start-Up in America”!  That same year Tom was named the #1 CEO in America Under 30. Recently, Tom was named […]

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Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar is the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard University. An historian by training, he has specialized in the explanation of issues that have contemporary policy implications. His book, The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States (2000), was named the best book […]

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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 Koza
John Koza

John Koza

John R. Koza received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan in 1972. He published a board game involving Electoral College strategy in 1966. From 1973 through 1987, he was co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Scientific Games Inc. where he co-invented the rub-off instant lottery ticket used by state lotteries. In the […]

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William Darity

William Darity

William A. Darity Jr. served as director of the Institute of African American Research, director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in economics, and director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and […]

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Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Professor Jayadev’s research focuses on macroeconomics, development, and political economy. His work has looked at the ways in which the policy shifts that have occurred globally over the last three decades have impacted distributional outcomes (measured in terms of income, wealth and […]

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Celina Lake
Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake is one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees, dozens of Democratic incumbents, and challengers at all levels of the electoral process. Celinda and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on issues including the economy, health care, the environment and education, […]

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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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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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Sam Issacharoff
Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University School of Law. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers […]

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