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Dale Murphy

Murphy, Dale

Former Major League Baseball Outfielder and Catcher

Dale was a seven-time All-Star, five-time Golden Glove winner and two-time National League MVP with the Atlanta Braves. He started the iWon’t Cheat Foundation to help rid sports of drugs,… more

George Michael

Michael, George

Legendary Sportscaster

George pioneered the sports highlight shows that fill the airwaves today. He was the creator and host of the nationally syndicated Sports Machine, originally called Sports Final at its inception… more

Julian Savulescu

Savulescu, Julian

Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford

Julian is director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and of the Program on Ethics and Biosciences in the James Martin 21st Century School. He is also head… more

Norman Fost

Fost, Norman

M.D., M.P.H., a Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, and Director of the Bioethics Program

Fost founded the Bioethics Program at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He has published widely on ethical and legal issues in health care, and served on numerous federal committees,… more

Radley Balko

Balko, Radley

Senior Editor and Investigative Journalist for Reason magazine

Previously, Balko was a policy analyst for the Cato Institute specializing in civil liberties issues, where he published a paper on alcohol policy and a groundbreaking study on paramilitary police… more

Gayle Smith

Smith, Gayle

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Director of the International Rights and Responsibilities Program and Energy Opportunity Program

Gayle served as special assistant to the president and senior director for African Affairs at the National Security Council from 1998-2001, and as senior advisor to the administrator and chief… more

John McArthur

McArthur, John

Deputy Director of the UN Millennium Project

John serves concurrently as associate director at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, where his… more

C. Payne Lucas

Lucas, C. Payne

Writer, Speaker and Activist

Lucas was co-founder and president of Africare from 1971 through mid-2002. He is a senior advisor to AllAfrica Global Media and the AllAfrica Foundation. During a 40-year career, including 10… more

David Rieff

Rieff, David

Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute at The New School and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University

David is on the board of the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute. He has written seven books, most recently At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams… more

William Easterly

Easterly, William

Professor of Economics at New York University, Joint with Africa House, and Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute

William is also a non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise are the determinants of long-run economic growth and the effectiveness of… more