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Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, Professor of Philosophy and of Education, Stanford

Rob Reich is the director of the Center for Ethics in Society and faculty co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. His new book is Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.

Mehran Sahami

Professor (Teaching) of Computer Science; Robert and Ruth Halperin University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Stanford

Mehran Sahami teaches courses on programming methodology, probability for computer scientists, and is designing a new course on computer ethics. His research interests include computer science education, machine learning, and web search. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Google. He received a PhD in computer science from Stanford.

Jeremy Weinstein

Professor of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford

Jeremy Weinstein's research focuses on civil wars and political violence; ethnic politics and the political economy of development; and democracy, accountability, and political change. He has also worked at the highest levels of government on major foreign policy and national security challenges, engaging in both global diplomacy and national policy-making. Between 2013 and 2015, Weinstein served as the Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and before that as the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. He received a PhD in political economy and government from Harvard.

Hilary Cohen

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford

Hilary Cohen is a pre-doctoral research fellow at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society, where she works on a range of initiatives focused on the intersection of ethics and technology. Prior to Stanford, she served as a strategic advisor to the Obama Foundation, where she helped develop the initial mission and program strategy, which is focused on inspiring and empowering the next generation of civic leaders.