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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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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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Dean Baker is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. His analyses have appeared in […]

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Stan Sporkin

Stan Sporkin

Formerly a partner with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Judge Stanley Sporkin (retired) recently became a sole practitioner as part of his new role as leader of BP’s Ombudsman Program. Judge Sporkin’s practice consists of counseling parties in SEC, Corporate Governance and Litigation Matters. Because of his judicial background, he acts […]

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David Pozen
David Pozen

David Pozen

David Pozen joined the Columbia Law School faculty in July 2012, with research interests in several areas of public law and in nonprofit organizations. From 2010 to 2012, Pozen served as special advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, Harold Hongju Koh.  Previously, Pozen clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. […]

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Taeku Lee
Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee’s primary research interests are in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research methods, social movements and political behavior. His book, Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era (Chicago, 2002), received the J. David Greenstone and the V.O. Key book awards. He is also co-author of […]

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Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler is Director of NRDC’s Land and Wildlife Program and is based in NRDC’s Chicago, Illinois, office. Andrew has worked on issues related to wildlife and habitat conservation and open space preservation with NRDC for the last fifteen years.  While at NRDC, Andrew has worked to conserve a wide variety of individual species under […]

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Monica Youn

Monica Youn

Monica Youn is the inaugural Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow at NYU School of Law, where she focuses on election law and First Amendment issues. Prior to the fellowship, she directed the Brennan Center’s Money in Politics program. Before joining the Brennan Center, she was in private practice, and also served as law clerk to Judge […]

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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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Brooksley Born

Brooksley Born

Ms. Born received her law degree from Stanford Law School where she was President of the Stanford Law Review and received the Outstanding Senior Award. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, she was a law clerk to Judge Henry W. Edgerton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Brooksley […]

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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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Ruth Greenspan Bell

Ruth Greenspan Bell

Ruth Greenspan Bell is Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.  With a long-standing focus on the governance aspects of managing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, she is co-leader (with Elke Weber of Columbia University) of a program to harvest insights from behavioral […]

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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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John Coequyt

John Coequyt

Director of the Sierra Club’s international climate programs as well as a representative on domestic climate change and energy issues. John has worked on domestic and international climate change policy for over a decade. Prior to his time at the Sierra Club, he worked for Greenpeace USA where he served as an international climate campaigner. […]

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Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt is a noted voice on reform of the political process and an expert on campaign finance, congressional procedure, and state-level politics. He has written extensively on Budget & Tax Policy, and on the history and role of ideas in politics. In 2005, Mr. Schmitt began a monthly column, “The Out Years,” in 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
December 8, 2014

Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the pr

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
October 22, 2014

One company may not be able to fight city hall, but one company appears to be trying to buy it.


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Naomi Klein
October 17, 2014

When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its £128m endowment from fossil fuel companies, I h

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Naomi Klein
September 30, 2014

The following is an excerpt from fromThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.


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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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Mary Anne Hitt
September 2, 2014

This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn’t just the largest crowd-funded so


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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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Mary Anne Hitt
August 12, 2014

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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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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Jeffrey Sachs
February 3, 2014

The new State Department Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone Pipeline does three things.


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Alex Matthiessen
December 26, 2013

Small beer is perhaps too kind a term for the prosaic proposals being batted around by New York Governor Andrew M.

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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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Sharon Buccino
November 21, 2013

Today, the Obama Administration proposed more coal mining.

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I got a new phone over the weekend.  My 13 year old daughter said, “Mom, that’s great!  Now you can text me.


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Deb Nardone
November 20, 2013

Dear Secretary Moniz,
Congratulations on being confirmed as Secretary of Energy.

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Today President Obama took several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption.


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In February, 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL an

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Last Friday the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed that it will investigate evidence that t


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The Sierra Club’s Delta Chapter has worked for more than 28 years to slow and restore the damage to Louisiana’s

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Nationwide, college students continue to take the lead on climate action.


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In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks.

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When news broke this week of an ongoing tar sands spill in Alberta, Canada, many were shocked to read this statement from an


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Last week we won a huge victory in the fight against coal subsidies.


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Daniel Lashof
November 19, 2013

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will move against climate change by continuing the job it was created to do, 4

Alex Matthiessen
December 17, 2011

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