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Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff

President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate (2012) and Freedom from… more

Kent Scheidegger

Kent Scheidegger

Legal Director, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

Kent Scheidegger has been the legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation since 1986. A nonprofit, public interest law organization, CJLF’s purpose is to assure that people who are… more

David Weinberger

David Weinberger

Senior Researcher, Berkman Center & Author, Too Big to Know

David Weinberger is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, where he previously served as co-director of the Library Innovation Lab and led its… more

Genevieve Bell

Genevieve Bell

Anthropologist & VP, Intel Corporation

Genevieve Bell is an Intel Fellow and vice president of the Corporate Strategy Office at Intel Corporation. She leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and… more

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

Internet Entrepreneur & Author, The Internet Is Not the Answer

Andrew Keen, a renowned commentator on the digital revolution, believes 21st century machine intelligence may be the greatest challenge to the human species in history. Keen explores the current state… more

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