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2012

Daniel Wildcat, professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and writer on indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education.

Russ Feingold, former senator from Wisconsin and founder of Progresasives United

2011

Ali Noorani , executive director, National Immigration Forum

Karen Countryman-Roswurm, founder of the Anti-Sexual Exploitation Roundtable for Community Action

2010

Libuse Binder, author, How to Make A Difference in your 20's

2009

Nancy Jackson, Executive Director of the Land Institute's Climate and Energy Project

Simon Deng, Former child slave from the Sudan

David Hursh, Professor of Education at University of Rochester

2008

Paula Allen, Photographer and "Activist with a camera"

2007

Robert Egger, Founder and President of the DC Central Kitchen

Loretta Ross, National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective

Larry Schweiger, Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation

2006

Thomas Frank, Author of the book, "What's the Matter With Kansas?"

David Mindich, Chair of the Journalism Department at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and author of "Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Tune Out the News "

Rink Dickinson, Co-founder and Co-executive director of Equal Exchange in Boston, Massachusetts

2005

David Eisenhower, Director of the Institute for Public Service Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Patricia Williams. Author/Law Professor/Cultural Commentator

Dr. Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York

2004

Jack Duvall: Founding Director and President of the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated PBS series "A Force More Powerful"

Paul Rogat Loeb: Author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time and Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus

Phyllis Bennis: Fellow and Director of the New Internationalism Program of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C. and Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam

Jeffrey Hollender: President and Corporate Responsibility Officer of Seventh Generation, the Leading Brand of Natural Household Products in the United States

Stephen Douglas: Retired Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Son of Lou and Mary Douglas

2003

Dr. William F. Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International, USA and former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Milo Mumgaard: Executive Director/ Attorney, Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest and an Inaugural winner of the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World Award

Dr. Cornelia Butler Flora, Director, North Central Regional Center for Rural development and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology, Iowa State University

2002

Sister Helen Prejean: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S.

Norman Solomon: Syndicated Columnist and Executive Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ali A. Mazrui: Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large in the Humanities and Development Studies at the University of Jos in Nigeria

2001

Juliette Beck: Policy Analyst at Global Exchange, San Francisco

Carl Rosen: President, District 11, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Chicago, IL

Olga Idriss Davis, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Women's Studies in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University

Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H.: Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University School of Medicine and Co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program

2000

Father Roy Bourgeois: Founder, School of Americas Watch

James K. Galbraith: Professor of Public Affairs and Government, University of Texas at Austin

Eugenie C. Scott: Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education I

Laura A. Cecere, M.S.W., J.D: Founder and Director of China Seas Adoption Agency

1999: THE LIMITS OF AUTHORITY

Noam Chomsky: Preeminent Linguist & Political Commentator

Molly Marshall: Professor of Theology, Women's Religious Advocate

Barney Frank: Democratic Congressman, 4th District Massachusetts

1998: NEWS YOU CAN USE

Ellen Wartella: University of Texas at Austin

Howard Zinn: Preeminent Historian

Barbara Trent: Academy Award Winner, Best Documentary 1993

1997: CHOICES & RIGHTS

James Howard Kunstler: Author

Rhoda H. Karpatkin: President, Consumer's Union

Malcolm C. Young: Executive Director, the Sentencing Project

Cynthia Price Cohen: Executive Director, Childrights International Research Institute

Timothy E. Quill: Associate Chief of Medicine at The Genesee Hospital

1996: DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE

Morris Dees: Civil Rights Lawyer and Co-Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center

Dr. Michael Apple: John Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Edward Luck: President Emeritus and Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations Association of the USA

1995: THE PEOPLE COUNT

Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders: Former United States Surgeon General

Werner Fornos: Director, World Population Institute

Jack Weatherford: Cultural Anthropologist

FAMILY FARMING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

Bob Bergland: Former United States Secretary of Agriculture

Sarah Vogel: North Dakota Secretary of Agriculture

Lee Swenson: President, National Farmers Union

Ron Sampson: President, Mid-America Commercialization Corp.

1994: THE POLITICS OF CULTURE

Diana Gordon: Associate Professor of Political Science, City University, New York

Ron Takaki: Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Davis: Author and Former Professor, Kansas State University

Jerry Mander: Senior Fellow, Public Media Center, San Francisco, California

1993: THE STRUGGLE FOR WORLD FAIRNESS

Jeff Cohen: Co- Founder of FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)

Julianne Malveaux: African American Studies, University of California, Berkley

John Swomley, Jr.: Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City

Ved Nanda: University of Denver, College of Law

Ama Ata Aidoo: African Poet and Writer

1992: CHOICES FOR CHANGE

Bill Roy: Chair of the Kansas Commission on the Future of Health Care

Manning Marable: Professor of Political Science & Sociology, University of Colorado

Howard Zinn: Historian

Juliet Schor: Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Alan Thein Durning: Professor of Philosophy and Music

1991: THE GLOBAL ECONOMY BROUGHT HOME

Daniel Katz: Founder and President of the Rain Forest Alliance

Mark Richie: President of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Lloyd Dumas: Professor of Political Economics at the University of Texas, Dallas

Holly Sklar: Writer and Lecturer

1990: 10th ANNIVERSARY SERIES

T.S. Farisani: Assistant Bishop of Venda Lutheran Church, South Africa

Molly Ivins: Reporter and Columnist

David Orr: Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College

Hunter Lovins: President of the Rocky Mountain Institute

Kenneth Boulding: Professor Emeritus University of Colorado

1989 FALL: ISSUES OF THE 1990'S

Myron Aronoff: Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

Adm. Gene La Rocque: Director of the Center for Defense Information

Claribel Alegria: Poet and Author

Jim Nichols: Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture

1989 SPRING: LIBERATING MOVEMENTS

Nomonde Ngubo: U.S. Rep. of the Confederation of South Africa Trade Unions

John Swomley: Internationally Known Theologian and Civil Libertarian

Ibrahim Abu-Lughod: Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

1988: U.S. POLITICS TODAY: A BICENTENNIAL VIEW

Richard Rhodes: Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Michael Parenti: Professor of Political Science, Howard University

Stalely Cohen: Editor and contributor to Advertising Age

Barbara Ehrenreich: Author and Columnist

1987

Lester Thurow: Professor of Economics and Management, MIT

Evalina Kane: Writer and Organizer for Women Against Pornography

Samuel Bowles: Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Renny Golden: Poet and Member Chicago Religious Task Force on Central America

1986: "U.S. 1986: MYTH AND REALITY"

George Reiter: Professor of Physics, University of Houston

Frances Fox Piven: Professor of Economics, Washington University, St. Louis

John Stockwell: Former Commander C.I.A.

Mitch Snyder: Community for Creative Non-Violence

1985: STANDING TALL: U.S. INTERESTS AND GLOBAL REALITIES

Sellig Harrison: Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Hyman Minsky: Professor of Economic, Washington University, St. Louis

Esther Peterson: International Organization of Consumer Unions' Rep. To U.N.

Patricia Mische: Co-founder of Global Education Assn.; Adjunct Prof., Seaton Hall

1984: THE AMERICAS IN CRISIS

Nancy Kassebaum: Republican United States Senator, Kansas

Efrain Diaz: Representative to Honduran Congress

Bill Buzenberg: National Public Radio

Joseph Collins: Co-founder of the Institute of Food Development

1983: ECONOMIC SURVIVAL IN A CHANGING WORLD

Paul Tsongas: Democratic United States Senator, Massachusetts

Frederick Taylor: Executive Editor, Wall Street Journal

Paul Sweezy: Editor, The Monthly Review

John Schnittker: Undersecretary, Department of Agriculture

Kirkpatrick Sale: Author and Editor of The Nation

1982: ARMS CONTROL AND SURVIVAL

Paul Cook: Special Assistant for Soviet Affairs, Bureau of Intelligence

Daniel Berrigan: S.J., Jesuit Priest and Peace Activist

Eugene Carroll, Jr: Retired Rear Admiral, United States Navy

Daniel Ellsberg: Advisor on U. S. Military Policy in Vietnam and Political Scientist

1981: PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Dick Clark: Former U.S. Senator, " Human Rights in Africa , An American Perspective"

Bill Sutherland: U.N. Observer in Zimbabwe after Majority Rule Elections

Roberty White: Former Ambassador to El Salvador

John McFadden: Educator with Nicaraguan Literacy Campaign

1980: A FOCUS ON THE PRESIDENCY

Governor John Carlin

Joe Hajda: Professor of Political Science, Kansas State University

Jacob Kipp: Professor of History, Kansas State University

Burt Kaufman: Professor of History, Kansas State University

T. A. Williams: Professor of Political Science, Kansas State University

Orma Linford: Professor of Political Science, Kansas State University

John Exdell: Professor of Philosophy, Kansas State University

James Butler: NAACP

Sister Jean McKenna: Office of the Governor

Scott Burnett: White House, Washington, D.C.

Sherry McGowan: Democratic Party

Mike Murray: Republican Party

 

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