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Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr

Author, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us & The Shallows

Nicholas Carr writes about technology and culture. He is the author of the acclaimed new book The Glass Cage: Automation and Us (2014), which examines the personal and social consequences… more

Robert Blecker

Robert Blecker

Professor, New York Law School

Robert Blecker is a professor at New York Law School, a nationally known expert on the death penalty, and author of the book, The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice… more

Barry Scheck

Barry Scheck

Co-Director, Innocence Project & Prof., Cardozo Law

Barry Scheck is the co-founder and co-director, with Peter Neufeld, of the Innocence Project and a professor at the Cardozo School of Law. Known for landmark litigation that has set… more

Diann Rust-Tierney

Diann Rust-Tierney

Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Diann Rust-Tierney became the executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in 2004. With thirty years of experience in public policy and litigation advocacy, she manages… more

Philip Bobbitt

Philip Bobbitt

Professor, Columbia Law School & Lecturer, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Philip Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School, the director of its Center for National Security, and a distinguished senior lecturer at the University of… more

Deborah Pearlstein

Deborah Pearlstein

Asst. Prof., Cardozo Law & Fmr. Dir., Law & Security Program, Human Rights First

Deborah Pearlstein joined the Cardozo faculty in 2011 following her tenure at Princeton’s Law and Public Affairs Program at the Woodrow Wilson School, and visiting appointments at UPenn Law School… more

Gene Healy

Gene Healy

VP, Cato Institute & Author, The Cult of the Presidency

Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute. His research interests include executive power and the role of the presidency, as well as federalism and overcriminalization. He is… more

Andrew McLaughlin

Andrew McLaughlin

CEO, Digg and Instapaper & Fmr. Dir. of Global Public Policy, Google

Andrew McLaughlin is currently CEO of Digg and Instapaper and a partner at betaworks. From 2009-11, he was a member of Obama's senior White House staff, serving as deputy chief… more

Eric Posner

Eric Posner

Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Eric Posner is the Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. His current research interests include financial regulation, international law, and constitutional law. His… more

Paul Nemitz

Paul Nemitz

Dir. of Fundamental Rights & Citizenship, DG Justice & Consumers, EU Commission

Paul F. Nemitz is the director for fundamental rights and union citizenship in the Directorate General for Justice & Consumers of the European Commission. The free movement of people in… more