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Bruce Schneier

Schneier, Bruce

Author, 'Beyond Fear', 'Secrets and Lies'.

Is an internationally renowned security technologist, referred to by the Economist as a "security guru." He is the author of nine books – including the best sellers Beyond Fear, Secrets… more

Lionel Tiger

Tiger, Lionel

Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University

Among Tiger's books are Men in Groups (1969, 1987), which introduced and developed the concept of male bonding, The Imperial Animal (1971,1989), The Pursuit of Pleasure (1992),and The Decline of… more

Marc Rotenberg

Rotenberg, Matthew

Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).

Is executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many… more

Tyler Cowen

Cowen, Tyler

Holbert C. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Director of the Mercatus Center

Tyler has written numerous books on the relationship between commerce, the arts, and morality, including In Praise of Commercial Culture and most recently Discover Your Inner Economist. He co-writes a… more

Stephen Jones

Jones, Stephen

Managing Partner, Law firm of Jones, Otjen, and Davis.

Is managing partner of the law firm of Jones, Otjen, and Davis. In May 1995, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court to serve as the principal defense counsel… more

Sydney Barrows

Barrows, Sydney

Author of Mayflower Madam

Sydney is perhaps better known to millions as the "Mayflower Madam," found herself moonlighting as a phone girl at an escort service after having been fired for refusing to participate… more

Wendy Shalit

Shalit, Wendy


Wendy received her BA in philosophy from Williams College in 1997. Her first book, A Return to Modesty: Discovering The Lost Virtue (1999) argues that modesty is misunderstood as "repression";… more

Catharine MacKinnon

MacKinnon, Catharine

Specialist in Sex Equality Issues under International and Constitutional Law

Catharine specializes in sex equality issues under international and constitutional law. She pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil… more

Melissa Farley

Farley, Melissa

Clinical and Research Psychologist with San Francisco based Nonprofit Prostitution Research & Education and an Associate Scholar with the Center for World Indigenous Studies

Melissa wrote Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections (2007) and Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress (2003). She has published 22 peer-reviewed articles on prostitution and trafficking. An abolitionist,… more

David Frakt

Frakt, David

Professor, Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Is a professor at Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve JAG Corps. more