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Barry C. Lynn

Barry C. Lynn

Barry Lynn is director of the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative, and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global. Lynn’s groundbreaking writings on industrial interdependence among nations […]

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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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Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of Advancement Project, has an extensive background in civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of voting, education, housing, and employment. Judith has worked tirelessly to protect survivors of Hurricane Katrina, filing critical litigation on behalf of displaced survivors and working to stop the exploitation of immigrant reconstruction workers. Dianis’ […]

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Mark Posner
Mark Posner

Mark Posner

As a Senior Counsel in the Voting Rights Project, Mark Posner is responsible for addressing issues relating to the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act. Currently, he is counsel in litigation filed under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (the statute’s preclearance provision) against the Georgia secretary of […]

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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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Myrna Perez
Myrna Perez

Myrna Perez

Ms. Pérez works on a variety of voting rights related issues, including redistricting, voter registration list maintenance, and access to the ballot box. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Pérez was the Civil Rights Fellow at Relman & Dane, a civil rights law firm in Washington,D.C.Ms. Pérez graduated from Columbia Law School in 2003, where […]

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Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Dr. Teachout is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and has a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad. She previously taught Election Law at Duke University and also was the former National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, Director of Online Organizing for Howard Dean’s Campaign, and Researcher […]

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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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Nicole Austin Hillery
Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center’s Washington, DC office which she opened in March 2008. In her role, Ms. Austin-Hillery oversees D.C. office operations, serves as the chief advocate for the Brennan Center on a host of justice and democracy issues and coordinates work with other civil rights, social […]

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Christopher Paine

Christopher Paine

Christopher E. Paine is Senior Policy Adviser to the Nuclear Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC, where he was previously Nuclear Program Director (2007-2013) and a Senior Research Associate (1991-2006). He joined NRDC following five years on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Armed Services […]

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Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton has worked for the Sierra Club for more than 35 years. He started as a regional Sierra Club organizer in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Northern Plains states, then served as National Field Director, and later as National Conservation Director. He has been involved in designing and implementing campaigns to promote smart energy […]

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Penda D. Hair

Penda D. Hair

A staunch advocate of civil rights, Penda Hair has spent the last 25 years defending the rights of those unjustly discriminated against. Former director of the Washington, DC, office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Hair co-founded Advancement Project to serve as an innovative racial justice organization that would strengthen grassroots efforts to […]

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Melinda Pierce

Melinda Pierce

Melinda Pierce is chief lobbyist and legislative director at the Sierra Club. Having spent 20 years at the Sierra Club, where she cut her teeth on battles with Big Oil over protecting the Arctic Refuge and other public lands from oil development, she has is currently focused on clean air and clean energy advocacy as […]

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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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Robert Prasch

Robert Prasch

Robert E. Prasch is Professor of Economics at Middlebury College where he teaches Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics, American Economic History, and the History of Economic Thought. He is the author of over 100 academic articles, book chapters, book reviews, in addition to multiple editorials and interviews in newspapers, radio, and online media including The […]

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Michael Brune
July 9, 2015

The hospitals prepared for an influx of wounded that never came. People either escaped or they died.

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Michael Brune
March 26, 2015

Just after midnight, 26 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince Will


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Naomi Klein
September 24, 2014

Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi

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Jamie Rappaport Clark
August 25, 2014

We rarely know the exact date and time an entire species goes extinct, but in the case of the passenger pigeon, we do.


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Peter Lehner
August 20, 2014

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently compared the climate crisis to the 2008 financial crisis.

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Michael Brune
August 18, 2014

For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education.


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Michael Brune
August 12, 2014

With a couple of decisions in 2001 and 2006, the Supreme Court managed to break the Clean Water Act by calling into question

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This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina.


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David Doniger
August 11, 2014

Amidst hundreds of supporters of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan at the Environmental Protection Agency’s hea

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Frances Beinecke
July 30, 2014

Next week the Environmental Protection Agency will host four public hearings on its plan to reduce climate change pollution f


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Frances Beinecke
July 24, 2014

Matt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

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Jeffrey Sachs
June 30, 2014

If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach.


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Robert Stavins
June 23, 2014

This week, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposed regulati

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Frances Beinecke
June 19, 2014

This is great day for anyone who has ever marveled at wide-open seas and rich ocean life.


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Jeffrey Sachs
June 17, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed rules for power plants last week, arguing that the extra costs of low-car

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Frances Beinecke
June 12, 2014

The Obama administration announced a major breakthrough today that will safeguard our health and protect future generations f


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Vicki Arroyo
March 11, 2014

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Ruth Greenspan Bell
February 24, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry should be saluted for energizing US policy on climate change and pushing for global progress to


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After several decades of negotiations, we are no nearer to stopping concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) at 450 ppm in t

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Vicki Arroyo
January 10, 2014

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is publishing proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from new power plants.


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Sylvia Fallon
January 2, 2014

Monarch butterflies are one of the great wonders of the natural world.

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Michael Brune
December 2, 2013

Between the devastation in the Philippines, deadly floods in Sardinia and Vietnam, and the COP 19 UN climate change summit in


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What do a chicken, a lizard and a grouse all have in common? Sounds like a bad joke, doesn’t it? Well, unfortunately fo

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Rick Hind
November 21, 2013

While President Bush continues to make terrorism and domestic security the centerpiece of his campaign, he has made little m


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I am honored to accept the Ambulatory Pediatric Association’s (APA’s) George Armstrong Lecture Award 2000 on beha


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The United States Congress passed a climate policy, and President Obama signed it.

Alex Matthiessen
September 17, 2013

A discussion with Alex Matthiessen, Riverkeeper of New York’s Hudson River and President of the organization Riverkeepe


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Alex Matthiessen
December 17, 2012

Our regulatory system for protecting the nation’s water is not working.

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John Fullerton
July 23, 2012

Last week, I gave a talk to the Missouri Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems annual meeting.


Alex Matthiessen
December 17, 2011

Alex Matthiessen on the implications of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Alex Matthiessen discusses the reality of energy clean-up costs on “A win for environmentalist: The Hudson River,” The Al


Alex Matthiessen joins Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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John Fullerton
July 19, 2011

- A $20 trillion “externality” appears to present civilization with its BIG CHOICE: economic destruction or ecological d