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Roger Bootle

Roger Bootle

Executive Chairman, Capital Economics

Roger Bootle, one of the City of London’s best-known economists, is the executive chairman of Capital Economics, which he founded in 1999. Additionally, he is a specialist adviser to the… more

Nicole Vincent

Nicole Vincent

Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy, Law, and Neuroscience, Georgia State University

Nicole Vincent obtained her PhD in the philosophy of tort law in 2007 from the University of Adelaide in Australia. She subsequently spent three years in the Netherlands working on… more

Dr. Eric Racine

Eric Racine

Director, Neuroethics Research Unit, IRCM

Eric Racine is the director of the Neuroethics Research Unit and associate research professor at the IRCM (Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal). He also holds academic appointments at the… more

Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

Professor, UPenn & Chair of Neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Anjan Chatterjee is the Frank A. and Gwladys H. Elliott Professor and Chair of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital. He co-edited Neuroethics in Practice: Mind, Medicine, and Society and The… more

Reid Schar

Reid Schar

Fmr. Federal Prosecutor & Partner, Jenner & Block

Reid Schar, a former federal prosecutor, is a partner at Jenner & Block, where he co-chairs the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. During his 13-year tenure at the U.S.… more

Nancy Gertner

Nancy Gertner

Fmr. Federal Judge & Sr. Lecturer, Harvard Law

Nancy Gertner, a former U.S. federal judge, has built her career around standing up for women’s rights, civil liberties, and justice for all. She was appointed to the federal bench… more

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore

VP of Policy, Reason Foundation

Adrian Moore is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, where he leads policy implementation efforts and conducts his own research on topics such as privatization, government and regulatory reform,… more

Alison Premo Black

Alison Premo Black

Sr. VP & Chief Economist, American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Alison Premo Black joined the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in August 2000. In addition to serving as senior vice president and chief economist for ARTBA, she is… more

Shailen Bhatt

Shailen Bhatt

Executive Director, Colorado Dept. of Transportation

Shailen Bhatt was recently appointed as the executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), where he is charged with leading the Department in planning for and addressing Colorado’s… more

Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd

Former Prime Minister, Australia

Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th prime minister (2007-10, 2013) and foreign minister (2010-12). In addition to leading many global and regional foreign-policy initiatives, he was a driving force in… more