• Robert Ball

    Robert M. Ball served on the six-member Advisory Council on Social Security from 1994-1996. He was the U.S. Commissioner of Social Security from 1962-1973 and is the founding chair of the
    National Academy of Social Insurance.

  • Hilary Ballon

    Hilary Ballon is professor of art history at Columbia University and the editor of The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.

  • Jonathan Band

    Jonathan Band is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • Mary Bane

    Mary Jo Bane served under President Clinton as assistant
    secretary for children and families in the Department of Health and Human Services from 1993-1996. She is currently the Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy school of government and is the co-author of Lifting Up the Poor: A Dialogue on Religion, Poverty, & Welfare Reform.

  • Chitrita Banerji

    Chitrita Banerji is the author of Life and Food in Bengal; Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals and Feeding the Gods: Memories of Food and Culture in Bengal.

  • Nathalie Baptiste

    Nathalie Baptiste is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. She has worked as a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus and written for Inter Press Service.

  • Benjamin Barber

    Benjamin Barber is the Gershon and Carrol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and a principal of the Democracy Collaborative, with offices in New York, Washington, and the University of Maryland. He is the author of many books, including Jihad vs. McWorld, Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy and the forthcoming Consumed: The Fate of Citizens under Capitalism Triumpant.

  • Ady Barkan

    Ady Barkan was the communications director for Victoria Wulsin's 2006 congressional campaign in Ohio and will attend Yale Law School this fall.

  • Joel Barkin

    Joel Barkin is executive director of the Progressive States Network.

  • Naomi Barko

    Naomi Barko is a freelance journalist who often writes on topics concerning women.