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Kent Smetters
Kent Smetters

Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
The Wharton School

Episodes: 12/13/2017 @10:30 AM, 8/9/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/8/2017 @11:30 AM, 8/23/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/26/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/1/2016 @10:30 AM, 1/14/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/26/2015 @10:00 AM


David Kamin
David Kamin

Professor; Former Advisor to US Office of Management and Budget under the Obama Administration
New York University School of Law
https://its.law.nyu.edu/facultyprofiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=profile.overview&personid=25835

David Kamin is Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.

His scholarship focuses on budget and tax policy. He has written on a range of areas including retirement security, taxation of capital, budget sustainability, and budget process.

Prior to joining NYU in 2012, Kamin worked in President Obama's administration. Most recently, he served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House. There, Kamin helped to coordinate administration policy on federal tax and budget issues and also other areas including unemployment insurance, infrastructure, and the postal service. Prior to serving as Special Assistant to the President, Kamin worked as special assistant, and later adviser, to the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, helping to formulate policy for President Obama’s first two budgets.

Before attending law school, Kamin also spent a year working on federal fiscal policy at the Committee for Economic Develo(Show Full Bio)pment, and two years at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, focusing on deficit projections, tax legislation and social security reform.

Kamin earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, with highest honors, from Swarthmore College, where he was the commencement speaker in 2002. In 2009, He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law.

Episodes: 12/13/2017 @10:30 AM, 9/28/2017 @10:00 AM, 4/28/2017 @10:00 AM


Janice Bellace
Janice Bellace

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, and Management
the Wharton School
https://lgst.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/bellace/

Janice Bellace was appointed to the faculty of the Wharton School as an assistant professor of legal studies in 1979. Currently, she holds the Samuel Blank Chair in Legal Studies, and is Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, and Professor of Management. Since January 2016, she has been the Director of the Tanoto Initiative by which the School, supported by a generous gift from the Tanoto Foundation, seeks through research and teaching to engage faculty and students in business and economic developments in Indonesia and ASEAN.

Prior to this, she was the Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, Penn’s flagship undergraduate joint degrees program in which students pursue an integrated curriculum leading to the awarding of two degrees (the B.S. Econ from the Wharton School and the B.A. from Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences).

Janice’s research in in the area of labor and employment law and employment relations, with a focus on how (Show Full Bio)international human rights concepts shape regulation and corporate behavior. During her career at Wharton, she has taught the introductory foundation course in business law, and courses in the area of labor and employment law, negotiations, labor relations, human resources management and international human rights.

Janice has diverse interests in the international arena. In 1999, Janice took a leave of absence from Penn to become the founding president of Singapore Management University, from which she stepped down in 2001 and then served as a trustee. Currently, she is the chair of SMU’s International Academic Review Panel/. She is also on the international advisory board of universities in Italy and Turkey.

Active in many professional organizations, Janice is president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (of the United States). From 2009-2012 she served as president of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association. Currently she also serves as treasurer and executive officer of the Internatinal Society for Labour and Social Security Law. A specialist in international employment law, Janice was a member of the oldest UN supervisory body, the Committee of Experts at the International Labour Organization in Geneva from 1995 – 2010. For ten years she was co-general editor of the Comparative Labor Law Journal, and continues to serve on the editorial boards of several journals. She is a former Secretary of the Section on Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association.

Janice served as Wharton’s deputy dean, the School’s chief academic officer from 1994-1999. Prior to that, Janice headed Wharton’s number one ranked undergraduate school. More recently, Janice served as Deputy Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, overseeing the faculty, and all graduate and undergraduate programs. She also served as chair of the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics from 2008-2012.

Janice received her undergraduate degree and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. A recipient of a Thouron Award for British-American Exchange, she received her master’s from the London School of Economics.

Episodes: 12/13/2017 @11:30 AM, 10/26/2017 @11:00 AM


James May
James May

Distinguished Professor of Law
Widener University Delaware Law
https://delawarelaw.widener.edu

James R. May is Distinguished Professor of Law, co-Founder of the Dignity Rights Project, and co-Director of the Environmental Rights Institute at Widener University Delaware Law School, Adjunct Professor of Graduate Engineering, and immediate past Chief Sustainability Officer at Widener University founded and co-chairs of a program on marine policy. May is the editor of Principles of Constitutional Environmental Law (American Bar Association), and co-editor of Shale Gas and the Future of Energy (Edward Elgar) and Standards of Environmental Constitutionalism (Cambridge, forthcoming), and along with Erin Daly, co-author or co-editor of Global Environmental Constitutionalism (Cambridge), Environmental Constitutionalism in Context (Edward Elgar), Judicial Handbook on Environmental Constitutionalism (United Nations Environment Programme), New Frontiers in Environmental Constitutionalism (United National Environment Programme), Implementing Environmental Constitutionalism (Cambridge, forthc(Show Full Bio)oming), and Encyclopedia of Human Rights and the Environment: Indivisibility, Dignity and Legality (Edward Elgar, forthcoming). May is also author or co-author of more than 100 articles and book chapters, and numerous amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. federal courts of appeal on issues including environmental law, constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, international environmental law, environmental rights, and human dignity.

May founded two non-profit environmental organizations (the Mid-Atlantic and the Eastern Environmental Law Centers), and has litigated more than 200 public interest environmental claims, including cases throughout the Mid-Atlantic to restore water and air quality, conserve rare species and habitats, and protect biodiversity.

May has served on the President’s Executive Team, University Council, and Senior Leadership Team, at Widener University, and as Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee and Faculty Advisor to the Widener Law Review at Delaware Law School. He currently sits on the board of the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium, Delaware Greenwatch, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Widener).

May is a Member of Faculty to the National Judicial College, and a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, for whom he has served as a delegate to Haiti and China, and a former board member of the American Bar Association Section on Energy, the Environment, and Resources. May has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Embassy on legal education in the Philippines, and to the Hungarian Embassy and the Moroccan Human Rights Council on constitutional reform. May is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and has won numerous awards, including from Pace University, Sierra Club, and the American Canoe Association. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas (Bowman Scholar), J.D. from the University of Kansas (Appellate Advocacy Scholar and national moot court champion), and LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace University, where he was the Feldshuh Fellow and graduated first in class.

May is a member of the bar in the State of Pennsylvania, several federal courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Episode: 12/13/2017 @11:00 AM


Judith Flanders
Judith Flanders

Author
https://www.judithflanders.co.uk/about/

Judith Flanders was born in London, England, in 1959. She moved to Montreal, Canada, when she was two, and spent her childhood there, apart from a year in Israel in 1972, where she signally failed to master Hebrew.

After university, Judith returned to London and began working as an editor for various publishing houses. After this 17-year misstep, she began to write and in 2001 her first book, A Circle of Sisters, the biography of four Victorian sisters, was published to great acclaim, and nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. In 2003, The Victorian House (2004 in the USA, as Inside the Victorian Home) received widespread praise, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards History Book of the Year. In 2006 Consuming Passions, was published. Her book, The Invention of Murder, was shortlisted for the 2011 CWA Non–Fiction Dagger. Her most recent book The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London was published in 2012.

Judith also contributes articles, featur(Show Full Bio)es and reviews for a number of newspapers and magazines.

Episode: 12/13/2017 @11:00 AM


Mary Wood
Mary Wood

Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director
University of Oregon's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center

Mary Christina Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the school's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. She teaches property law, natural resources law, public trust law, and federal Indian law; she has also taught public lands law, wildlife law, and hazardous waste law.

She is the Founding Director of the school's nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center and is Faculty Leader of the Program's Conservation Trust Project, Sustainable Land Use Project, Native Environmental Sovereignty Project, and Food Resilience Project.

After graduating from Stanford Law School in 1987, she served as a judicial clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She then practiced in the environmental/natural resources department of Perkins Coie, a Pacific Northwest law firm. In 1994 she received the University's Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 2002 she received the Orlando Hollis Faculty Teaching Award. Profess(Show Full Bio)or Wood is a co-author of a leading textbook on natural resources law (West, 2006), and a co-author of a textbook on public trust law (Carolina Press, 2013). Her new book, Nature's Trust, was released in October, 2013 (by Cambridge University Press).

Professor Wood has published extensively on climate crisis, natural resources, and native law issues. She originated the approach called Atmospheric Trust Litigation to hold governments worldwide accountable for reducing carbon pollution within their jurisdictions, and her research is being used in cases and petitions brought on behalf of children and youth throughout the United States and in other countries. She is a frequent speaker on global warming issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.

Episode: 12/13/2017 @11:00 AM


Jennifer Drobac
Jennifer Drobac

Professor of Law
Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law
https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/faculty-staff/profile.cfm?Id=41

Jennifer Drobac joined the law school faculty in the fall of 2001. From 1992 to 2001, she practiced law in California, focusing on employment law issues and litigation. From 1997 to 2000, she served as a lecturer at Stanford Law School. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Barefoot Sanders, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Her scholarly work has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals. In 2005, she finished her first textbook, Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases and Theory. A new edition of that text is expected in 2016. Professor Drobac has also completed a book concerning adolescent neurological and psychosocial development and the law, Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law, for University of Chicago Press (forthcoming 2015).

Professor Drobac became a Fulbright Specialist in 2015. She received the Indiana University 2010 Sylvia E. Bowman Distinguished Teaching Awa(Show Full Bio)rd. She also received the 2005 Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award. She was named a John S. Grimes Fellow in 2006 and 2009 and a Dean's Fellow in recognition of scholarly excellence in 2005-2006.

Twitter - @profdrobac

Episode: 12/13/2017 @11:30 AM


Brendan O'Leary
Brendan O'Leary

The Lauder Professor of Political Science
The University of Pennsylvania
https://www.sas.upenn.edu/polisci/people/standing-faculty/brendan-oleary

Brendan O'Leary is an Irish and US citizen, and since 2003 has been the Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author and co-editor of 22 books; and the author or co-author of over 120 articles or chapters in peer-reviewed journals and university presses, as well as numerous other forms of publication. He is the inaugural winner of the Juan Linz prize of the International Political Science Association which will be presented to him in Istanbul in 2016, for contributions to the study of multinational societies, federalism and power-sharing.

Brendan is the Series Editor of National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. O’Leary has been a political and constitutional advisor to the United Nations, the European Union, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, the Governments of the UK and Ireland, and to the British Labour Party during the Irish peace process. He has a BA h(Show Full Bio)onors from the University of Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1981, first class), and his PhD thesis won the Robert McKenzie Memorial Prize at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1988.

O’Leary was born in Cork, Ireland. His childhood was spent in Nigeria, and his teenage years in Sudan and in Northern Ireland, where he attended the grammar school, St MacNissi’s College, Garron Tower. He won the Irish Times/Trinity College Dublin all-Ireland best individual speaker prize in school debating in 1975, and the Joint Association of Classical Teachers prize for first place in Advanced level Ancient History in 1976. He also won an open scholarship to Keble College Oxford in 1977, where he was tutored by Larry Siedentop, the scholar of Tocqueville and the European Union, and by the economist Paul Collier, with whom he remains in amicable disagreement. O’Leary wrote his PhD thesis at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Supervised by the late Professor T.J. Nossiter, it was examined by Professors Ernest Gellner and Nicos Mouzelis, who nominated it for the Robert McKenzie Memorial Prize for the best PhD at LSE presented in 1988. It was published as The Asiatic Mode of Production: Oriental Despotism, Historical Materialism and Indian History, with a Foreword by the late Ernest Gellner.

Between 1983 and 2003, O’Leary was on the faculty of the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he was successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Political Science. He was the first elected head of the LSE Government Department (1998-2001), and an elected Academic Governor (2000-1). He has been a visiting professor of political science at Uppsala, Sweden, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and between 2012 and 2016 he is a visiting Professor of Political Science at Queen's University Belfast.

O'Leary's academic career has been regularly combined with constitutional advisory work:

• He was a political advisor to the British Labour Shadow Cabinet on Northern Ireland between 1987-8 and 1996-7, advising Kevin McNamara and the late Marjorie ("Mo") Mowlam, shadow Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland. He advised Irish, British, and American ministers and officials, and the Irish-American Morrison delegation during the Northern Ireland peace process, appeared as an expert witness before the US Congress, and was a guest at the White House in 1994, 1995 and 1998. His ideas on power-sharing are said to have been influential during the Irish peace process. His work with John McGarry on police reform was singled out in the press for influencing the independent commission on police reform which reported in 1999.

• He has been a constitutional advisor for the European Union and the United Nations in the promotion of the confederal and federal re-building of Somalia, and for the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development in consultancies on power-sharing in coalition governments in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, and in Nepal.

• For the United Nations he was a contributing consultant to its 2004 United Nations Human Development Report on Culture and Liberty, and in 2009-2010 he was seconded to the UN as the Senior Advisor on Power-Sharing in the Standby Team of the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs. In that capacity he had field experience in numerous conflict-sites, including in Sudan, South Sudan, Nepal and Kyrgyzstan.

• Since 2003 he has regularly been an international constitutional advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, assisting in the negotiation of the Transitional Administrative Law (2004); electoral systems design (2004-5); the Constitution of Iraq (2005); and the draft Constitution of the Kurdistan Region (2005-). He has also been an expert witness on Iraq and Kurdistan to branches of the US Government, and to the United Kingdom's Iraq Commission.

Episodes: 12/11/2017 @10:00 AM, 11/27/2017 @10:00 AM, 11/13/2017 @10:30 AM, 11/3/2017 @11:00 AM, 10/30/2017 @11:00 AM, 8/24/2017 @11:00 AM, 7/11/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/11/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/25/2017 @10:30 AM, 1/23/2017 @10:00 AM, 12/5/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/27/2016 @10:00 AM, 11/16/2015 @10:00 AM, 5/6/2015 @11:30 AM


Greg Hagin
Greg Hagin

Senior Vice President & Managing Director
CCS
http://www.ccsfundraising.com/leadership/824

Greg is a CCS Partner who provides executive leadership, strategic thinking, and philanthropic advice to the non-profit sector and social impact space. He has designed, advised, and directed more than 100 capital campaigns and resource development initiatives that have collectively raised over $7 billion, positively impacting tens of millions of lives. Greg specializes in: strategic planning; data analytics and benchmarking; board development and executive coaching; staff and volunteer training and management; individual giving, corporate partnerships and foundation relations; integrated and multi-channel fundraising; development assessments, reviews and audits; feasibility and planning studies; capital and endowment campaigns; and stewardship and communications programs. Greg is also an accomplished instructor and facilitator, and has been invited to speak at national non-profit organizations, industry conferences, universities, and corporations. He teaches "Raising Philanthropic Ca(Show Full Bio)pital" to students earning a master’s degree in non-profit leadership at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

Episode: 12/11/2017 @11:30 AM


Michelle Egan
Michelle Egan

Professor, School of International Service; Global Fellow, Wilson Center
American University
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/about-the-wilson-center

Michelle Egan is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam in the School of International Service, American University. She is the author of the recently published book Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States (Oxford, 2015).

She is past Chair of EUSA, the European Union Studies Association, the largest professional association focusing on European integration and has received a number of fellowships from Bosch Foundation, German Marshall Fund, Howard Foundation, and European University Institute for her research activities. She is a member of Transworld, a multi- institution project on Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance. Her work focuses on comparative regionalism, trade politics, and global governance.

Major Publications:
-Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States (Oxford University Press, 2015)
-‘Compliance in the Single Market’ with Helena Guimaries Business and Politics, April 2013 Volume 14, I(Show Full Bio)ssue 4: 1–28
-Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the elephant with Neill Nuen and William Patterson Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

American University - http://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/megan.cfm

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Single-Markets-Economic-Integration-Europe/dp/0199280509

Episodes: 12/11/2017 @10:00 AM, 11/13/2017 @10:30 AM, 8/24/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/12/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/7/2017 @10:00 AM, 4/19/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/25/2017 @10:30 AM, 1/18/2017 @10:00 AM, 11/8/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/4/2016 @10:00 AM


Eileen Heisman
Eileen Heisman

President, CEO
National Philanthropic Trust
https://www.nptrust.org/

Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, one of the Top 25 grantmaking institutions in the US. She is an internationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification. She has been named three times by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector, most recently in 2016. She was also named "Outstanding Fundraising Professional" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Ms. Heisman was invited by the Chinese government to speak to their emerging nonprofit sector about philanthropy.

Since 2006, Ms. Heisman has authored the annual Donor-Advised Fund Report, the industry's recognized authority on the state of sector. In 2016, National Philanthropic Trust launched the award-winning HistoryOfGiving.org, the only interactive digital (Show Full Bio)exibition dedicated to the last 500 years in philanthropy.

Ms. Heisman is currently a member of the faculty at Leadership Philadelphia, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work graduate program and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a regular lecturer for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a member of the Governance Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. Ms. Heisman serves on the Advisory Board at New York University’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, the Community Foundation of Singapore and the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. She is also the Chair of the Board at CultureTrust.

Ms. Heisman has a bachelor's degree with honors in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in social work with a major in social program evaluation from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the third Wharton Fellows Class at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Episode: 12/11/2017 @11:30 AM


Kate Moore
Kate Moore

Author
http://www.kate-moore.com

Kate Moore is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Radium Girls. A British writer based in London, she has published numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, writing across various genres including history, biography, true crime, gift and humour. She has written more than 15 books and her work has been translated into more than 12 languages.

Website - www.theradiumgirls.com
Twitter - @katebooks

Episode: 12/11/2017 @10:30 AM


Jon Keeley
Jon Keeley

Fire Ecologist and Adjunct Professor in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/person/jon-keeley/

Keeley is a fire ecologist investigating historical fire patterns and their relationship to climate and urban development. Other research focuses on the impact of perturbations in fire regimes on invasive plants in Mediterranean climate ecosystems.

Twitter - @UCLAIoES

Episode: 12/11/2017 @11:00 AM


John Krist
John Krist

Chief executive officer
Farm Bureau of Ventura County

John Krist is chief executive officer of Farm Bureau of Ventura County. As CEO, he is responsible for managing the nonprofit organization’s staff, daily operations and finances. He recommends policy to the organization’s Board of Directors, implements board directives, and represents the interests of the membership at legislative and regulatory hearings. He also serves as the organization’s liaison with the news media, as well as with numerous community organizations and groups.

Mr. Krist is a member of the board of directors of the Ventura County Economic Development Association; the Dean's Council for the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara; the advisory board for the Lacayo Institute for Workforce and Community Studies at Cal State Channel Islands; the UC Hansen Fund Advisory Board; the Steering Committee for the Ventura County Agricultural Irrigated Lands Group; the Board of Directors of House Farm Workers!; the Museum of Ventura County’s (Show Full Bio)Agriculture Museum Advisory Board; the Ventura County ACP-HLB Task Force; and the advisory board for the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University.

Before joining the Farm Bureau in February 2008, Mr. Krist worked as a reporter, editor and Opinion-page columnist at the Ventura County Star for more than 24 years. The winner of numerous writing awards and journalism fellowships, he is the author of three books about California’s parks and wilderness areas, as well as Voyage of Rediscovery, based on his experiences retracing the Lewis and Clark trail. He also has contributed to books on urban renewal and wildfire policy. His most recent book is Living Legacy: The Story of Ventura County Agriculture

Episode: 12/11/2017 @11:00 AM


Daniel Sumner
Daniel Sumner

Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Director
University of California, Davis; University of California Agricultural Issues Center
https://are.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/daniel-sumner/

Daniel A. Sumner is the Director of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center and the Frank H. Buck, Jr., Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis where he has been since 1993. Sumner engages in teaching, research, and outreach on topics in agricultural economics, focusing on international trade and policy. His current teaching includes a course for undergraduates on the Economics of Agricultural Sustainability.

Sumner is the author of scores of professional articles, chapters and reports and the author, coauthor or editor of several books. His research and writing has won awards from the American Agricultural Economic Association for Quality of Research, Quality of Communication and Distinguished Policy Contribution. He was named a Fellow of the Association in 1999 in recognition of his career achievements. His research has won additional publication awards from major professional journals in a(Show Full Bio)gricultural economics globally and served as chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.

Sumner was on the economics faculty of North Carolina State University for a decade. Before moving to the University of California, he spent several years on leave in government service as a Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers and as Assistant Secretary for Economics at the United States Department of Agriculture. At USDA, he supervised the Department’s economic and statistical work and provided economic and policy advice to the Secretary and other officials.

Sumner grew up in Suisun Valley in Solano County California where he was active in FFA and 4-H activities. He graduated with a BS in Agricultural Management from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He received an MS in Economics from Michigan State University and has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Episode: 12/11/2017 @11:00 AM


Jill Manny
Jill Manny

Adjunct Professor; Executive Director, National Center on Philanthropy and the Law
New York University School of Law
http://its.law.nyu.edu/facultyprofiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=profile.overview&personid=20105

Professor Jill Manny joined the faculty at New York University School of Law in 1993. In June of 1995, she assumed the additional position of Executive Director of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University School of Law. She teaches courses on Nonprofit Law, Tax-Exempt Organizations, and Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving.She also teaches a course in Nonprofit Law at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, where she is a member of the adjunct faculty.

Professor Manny has written and spoken on issues impacting nonprofit organizations, including the evolution of the definition of “charitable,” tax issues for nonprofit religious organizations, exempt organizations and the internet, the exemption for amateur sports organizations, and nonprofit executive compensation. She is a member of the American Bar Association Exempt Organizations Committee and its Task Force on Supporting Organizations and Co-Chair of its Subcom(Show Full Bio)mittee on Judicial Developments. She is also a member of the Ethics and Accountability Committee of Independent Sector.

Professor Manny received a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Twitter - @nyulaw

Episode: 12/11/2017 @11:30 AM


Roger W. Clark
Roger W. Clark

Founding Member and Managing Partner; Visiting Professor
The Clark Law Group; Rutgers Law School Camden
https://law.rutgers.edu/directory/view/rogclark

ROGER W. CLARK is the founding member and managing partner of The Clark Law Group, a firm with offices in California and Florida. Roger has practiced in aviation for approximately 32 years. He is a visiting Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School where he teaches Aviation Law, and is a past Instructor of Business Law at Florida International University.

Rutgers Law School honored Roger as Adjunct Professor of the Year for 2009 and honored him again in 2012 with the Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award which is awarded annually upon a single individual for outstanding achievement. The Armitage Award is the highest award Rutgers Law School can bestow.

He is the founder and president of The Iraida Foundation, a federally registered public charity that supports impoverished children in Africa, and children of active duty American military. Roger is the immediate past Chairman of the New Majority Los Angeles, and is on the Board of Directors of New Majority California, an(Show Full Bio) organization that is dedicated to political reform in California. He served as a Trustee of Viewpoint Educational Foundation in Calabasas, California from 2000 – 2009 and is currently a Trustee Emeritus.

Roger earned his pilot certificate in 1982. He is licensed in California and Florida and in federal courts in these and other states. He has been listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers every year since 1986. Roger is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and was appointed to the Board of Examiners for the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

Roger is a graduate of the Master Advocate’s Program of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and a Graduate of the Advanced Teacher Training Program of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is a past Judge Pro Tempore in Los Angeles, California. Roger is a “Fellow” of the Litigation Counsel of America, a National Trial Lawyers Honorary Society.

Roger W. Clark is the recipient of the Litigation Counsel of America’s inaugural 2013 Peter Perlman Service Award. He has also been named “Super Lawyer” every year from 2006 through 2015 by the publishers of Law and Politics Magazine. He has also been annually recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in Southern California” as published in Los Angeles Magazine. He has served as an expert on pilot certification actions before the FAA. He is the author of Is Lessor More?, appearing in the SMU Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Volume 75, Winter 2010, Number 1. Over his career he has instructed and presented at numerous events, including the Renaissance Symposium at the Harvard Club, in New York, in 2011 and 2014, the CEO Effectiveness Group, in Orange County, the CEB program Advanced Negotiation and Settlement Techniques held in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the American Conference Institute’s Aviation Litigation Conference held in Boston, the Embry Riddle Air Law Symposium and SMU Air Law Symposium in Dallas, Texas.

Roger was the Co-Host of KTLA’s Law Business Insider radio program, a syndicated radio program airing nationwide on ABC radio from 2005 - 2011. He has been a contributing author to the Los Angeles Lawyer’s Magazine and has been featured on KTLK Radio’s Meet America’s Best Lawyers and Forbes Radio Channel America’s Best Lawyers. He is a periodic guest legal expert on Serious XM 111, where he has offered comments on the Germanwings Disaster and the efforts of Congress to privatize the air traffic control function of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Episodes: 12/8/2017 @10:30 AM, 8/10/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/6/2017 @11:00 AM, 5/18/2017 @10:00 AM, 5/1/2017 @11:00 AM, 3/1/2017 @11:00 AM, 2/13/2017 @11:00 AM, 1/11/2017 @11:30 AM, 9/21/2016 @11:00 AM, 5/23/2016 @10:00 AM, 11/19/2015 @10:00 AM, 7/31/2015 @11:00 AM, 5/22/2015 @10:00 AM, 4/6/2015 @11:00 AM


Katherina Rosqueta
Katherina Rosqueta

Founding Executive Director of High Impact Philanthropy
Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice
https://www.sp2.upenn.edu/people/view/katherina-m-rosqueta-mba/

Katherina M. Rosqueta is the founding executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and adjunct faculty of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Before accepting her appointment to launch the Center, Kat was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where she served clients in the areas of strategy development, capability-building, and post-merger management.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Kat worked in community development, nonprofit management, and venture philanthropy. She served as a consultant to the founding team of New Schools Venture Fund; founding director of Board Match Plus, a San Francisco program dedicated to strengthening nonprofit boards; and program manager of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group.

She has held numerous volunteer and civic leadership positions including board president of La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco’s oldest and largest shelter for battered women and their children);(Show Full Bio) chair of the United Way’s Bay Area Week of Caring, and co-founder and executive committee member of the Women’s MBA Network. She currently serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Responsibility Advisory Committee to the trustees, the board of GuideStar, and the board of Asian Mosaic Fund.

Twitter - @ImpactSP2

Episodes: 12/8/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/19/2017 @10:40 AM, 5/10/2017 @11:30 AM, 11/29/2016 @11:30 AM, 11/21/2016 @10:00 AM, 12/14/2015 @11:30 AM, 11/18/2015 @11:00 AM, 5/22/2015 @10:00 AM, 5/13/2015 @11:30 AM


Lisa D. Cook Ph.D.
Lisa D. Cook Ph.D.

Associate Professor Economics and International Relations
Michigan State Univerisity

Dr. Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics and in International Relations (James Madison College) at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to this appointment and while on faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was Deputy Director for Africa Research at the Center for International Development, Managing Editor of the Harvard University-World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report, and contributed to the Making Markets Work program at Harvard Business School. She was also a National Fellow at Stanford University.

Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, economic history, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. Dr. Cook is the author of a n(Show Full Bio)umber of published articles, book chapters, and working papers, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard Business School, the Economic History Association, and the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, among others. Based on her research, she was appointed in 2013 to the Advisory Boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

With former colleague and co-author Jeffrey Sachs, she advised the governments of Nigeria and Rwanda, and, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, she was Senior Adviser on Finance and Development at the Treasury Department from 2000 to 2001 and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In February 2015, she began serving as the president of the National Economic Association. She is a guest columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on MSNBC. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.

Twitter - @drlisadcook | @michiganstateu

Episodes: 12/8/2017 @10:00 AM, 10/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 8/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 7/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/21/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/21/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/15/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/20/2017 @10:00 AM, 12/1/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/18/2016 @11:00 AM, 9/22/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/21/2015 @10:30 AM


Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin

Author and Blogger; Podcaster
http://gretchenrubin.com/

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Her most recent book, The Four Tendencies, is about a personality framework she devised that divides people into four personality profiles.

Gretchen Rubin has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She makes frequent TV appearances and is in much demand as a speaker. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer.

Twitter - @gretchenrubin

Episode: 12/8/2017 @11:30 AM


Kenneth Button
Kenneth Button

Professor of Public Policy
George Mason School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
http://spgia.gmu.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/kenneth-j-button/

Kenneth Button is a Professor of Public Policy at the George Mason School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and a world-renowned expert on transportation policy. He has published, or has in press, some 80 books and over 400 academic papers in the field of transport economics, transport planning, environmental analysis and industrial organization. Some of his recent books include: Airline Deregulation: An International Perspective (David Fulton Publishing), Flying into the Future: Air Transport Policy in the European Union, Edward Elgar Publishing), Handbook of Transport Modelling, (Pergamon Press); Transport, the Environment and Sustainable Development (E & FN Spon publishing); Meta-analysis in Environmental Economics (Kluwer); Air Transport Networks (Edward Elgar Publishing).

Before coming to the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, Professor Button was an advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Develo(Show Full Bio)pment where he headed up the OECD work on International Aviation (which produced The Future of International Air Transport Policy: Responding to Global Change).

Professor Button has previously held visiting academic posts at the University of British Columbia and the University of California at Berkeley. In the two years prior to his secondment to the OECD he completed consultancy work for the ICAO in Brazil as well as studies for the European Union, Transport Canada, the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, the UN-DDSMS and the World Bank. He was a director of the transport consultancy firm Pearce, Sharp and Associates which specialized in work on transport. He was The Special Advisor to the UK House of Common Transport Committee between 1993 and 1994. In 1990 he had been seconded to the OECD to assist in the preparation of documentation for its five yearly meeting of Ministers of Environment.

Since 1996 he has contributed invited presentations to international conferences in the UK, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Cyprus, Belgium, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Chile, Italy, South Africa and Korea as well as in the US. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on air transport issues. He is editor of the leading international academic journals Transportation Research D: Transport and the Environment and of the Journal of Air Transport Management and is on the editorial boards of nine other journals. He is on the scientific committee of the World Conference on Transport Research and the Advisory Board of the Air Transport Research Group.

Episodes: 12/8/2017 @10:30 AM, 8/22/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/6/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/12/2017 @10:00 AM, 8/11/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/24/2016 @10:00 AM, 2/11/2016 @10:00 AM


Sahar Aziz
Sahar Aziz

Professor of Law
Rutgers Law School
http://www.law.rutgers.edu

Sahar Aziz is Professor of Law, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, and Middle East and Legal Studies Scholar at Rutgers University Law School. Professor Aziz’s scholarship adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine intersections of national security, race, and civil rights with a focus on the adverse impact of national security laws and policies on racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the U.S. Her research also investigates the relationship between authoritarianism, terrorism, and rule of law in Egypt. She is the founding director of the interdisciplinary Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Civil Rights. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark. She teaches courses on national security, critical race theory, evidence, torts, and Middle East law.
Prior to joining legal academia, Professor Aziz served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homel(Show Full Bio)and Security where she worked on law and policy at the intersection of national security and civil liberties. Professor Aziz began her legal career as a litigation associate for WilmerHale after which she was an associate at Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLP in Washington, D.C. where she litigated Title VII class actions on behalf of plaintiffs.
Professor Aziz earned a J.D. and M.A. in Middle East Studies from the University of Texas where she was as an associate editor of the Texas Law Review. Professor Aziz clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Twitter - @saharazizlaw

Episode: 12/8/2017 @10:30 AM


Michael Madowitz
Michael Madowitz

Economist
American Progress
https://www.americanprogress.org

Michael Madowitz is an economist at American Progress whose work has focused on labor markets, financial markets, tax policy, household budgeting in different phases of life, and a variety of environmental economics topics.

In addition to his work in support of the Economic Policy team, Madowitz conducts research for peer-reviewed publications in the fields of environmental economics, public finance, and macroeconomics. He served as a dissertation fellow with Resources for the Future, where he researched the implications of energy taxes at the state level, and as a senior research assistant with the Brookings Institution, where he worked on the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

Madowitz comes to American Progress from the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a master’s degree in applied mathematics and will defend his dissertation in economics in the coming months. At UC San Diego, he studied macroeconomics, econometrics, and public economics, and con(Show Full Bio)ducted research on carbon taxes, state and local budget policy, renewable energy, and gas taxes. As a teaching assistant, he taught courses on macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, environmental economics, and a variety of topics courses.

Twitter - @AmProg | @mikemadowitz ?

Episode: 12/8/2017 @10:00 AM


Oren Jackman
Oren Jackman

Co-Founder, CEO
ExamPAL
https://exampal.com/

21 years’ experience in the field of test-prep. Wrote tens of books, booklets, lesson plans, and courseware. Taught more than 4,000 students.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-oren-jackman-79386973

Episode: 12/7/2017 @11:30 AM


Jeff Dieffenbach
Jeff Dieffenbach

Associate Director, MIT Integrated Learning Initiative
MIT
http://mitili.mit.edu/

Jeff Dieffenbach is the Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative, which funds, connects, and disseminates transformational MIT research investigating learning effectiveness across pK-12, higher education, and workplace learning.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffdieffenbach/

Episode: 12/7/2017 @11:45 AM