Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and professor of Government and in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Society of American Historians, and currently serves as chair of the Mellon Foundation Board.

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah is professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. A noted public intellectual, Appiah explores the connection between theory and practice in moral life, and has published widely in African and African American literary and cultural studies. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Nancy Cantor

Noted personality and social psychologist, Nancy Cantor is chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. Author of several books, including Personality Psychology and Personality and Social Intelligence, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

Anthony P. Carnevale

Anthony P. Carnevale currently serves as professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, a position he has held since the Center was created in 2008. Carnevale coauthored the principal affidavit in Rodriguez v. San Antonio, a US Supreme Court action to remedy unequal education benefits. 

William H. Frey

William H. Frey is a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution and Research Professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. He is an expert on American demographic studies and is author, most recently, of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America.

Patricia Gurin

Patricia Gurin is the Nancy Cantor Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies, and the Thurnaur Professor, at the University of Michigan. She is a faculty associate of the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research and of the Center for African and Afro-American Studies.

Ira Katznelson

Ira Katznelson has been Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University since 1994, and, since 2012, president of the Social Science Research Council. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and
the American Philosophical Society, his most recent book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, awarded the Bancroft Prize, focuses on the role of race in American political development.

Earl Lewis

Earl Lewis, an American social historian, is president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The African American Urban Experience: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present, Defending Diversity: Affirmative Action at the University of Michigan, Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White, and To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans.

Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith is the chief economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, where she leads the Center’s econometric and methodological work.

Thomas J. Sugrue

Thomas J. Sugrue is professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. A specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past president of the Urban History Association and the Social Science History Association.

Marta Tienda

Marta Tienda is Maurice P. During ’22 Professor of Demographic Studies and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Academy of Education.