Katherine Boo , a staff writer at The New Yorker , is the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the National Book Award for nonfiction.
John Cavanagh serves as executive director of the Institute for Policy Studies, the fiscal sponsor of EHRP.
Chuck Collins is the director of IPS’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good , where he coedits . He is the author of several books, including Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy .
Matthew Desmond is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and codirector of the Justice and Poverty Project at Harvard University. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City .
Bill Fletcher Jr. , the former president of TransAfrica Forum, is the author of “ They’re Bankrupting Us” – And 20 Other Myths About Unions .
Maria Foscarinis is the founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. She was a primary architect of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislation addressing homelessness, and she has litigated to secure the legal rights of homeless persons.
Jeff Furman has served as Chair of the board of directors at Ben & Jerry’s since 1982. His work with nonprofits includes Social Ventures, an Ithaca-based nonprofit concerned with school equity and poverty, and The EDGE Funders Alliance .
Arlie Hochschild is an American sociologist and academic. She is professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent research found in Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right , focuses on the rise of the American right.
Tom Lewandowski is cofounder of the Workers’ Project , a nonprofit in Fort Wayne, Indiana, dedicated to research and education about the quality of life for all working people.
Helaine Olen is an expert on money and society with a deep understanding of public policy. She writes, talks, and consults on issues including social security, retirement, health care, student loans and women’s financial issues. She is the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry .
Robert Reich is Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.
Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores issues of race, space, and power. Her most recent film, The New Black, won Audience Awards at AFI Docs, Philly Q Fest, and the Frameline LGBT Film Festival.
Ray Suarez is an American broadcast journalist and the current John J. McCloy '16 Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Suarez joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999 and was a senior correspondent until 2013.