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(d. 2003)   In Memoriam: Dr. Kenny J. Williams by Alan Charles Kors, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, FIRE It is with immeasurable sadness that I report to you the death of Kenny J. Williams, a member of FIRE’s Board of Advisors from our first day, and a member of our newly expanded Board of Directors.... Read more Read more


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Daniel Shuchman is a fund manager at MSD Partners, L.P., a New York-based investment firm. Prior to that Daniel worked at Goldman Sachs & Co., and at Gotham Partners, a private investment partnership. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied history and philosophy. After graduation, Daniel worked at the Manhattan... Read more Read more


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Virginia Postrel is an author, columnist, and speaker whose work spans a broad range of topics, from social science to fashion, all with an eye toward understanding the personal and social meaning of life in a dynamic, commercial culture. Writing in Vanity Fair, Sam Tanenhaus (now the editor of The New York Times Book Review) described her... Read more Read more


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Daphne Patai is a professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the author and editor of twelve books, among them The Orwell Mystique: A Study in Male Ideology (1984), Brazilian Women Speak: Contemporary Life Stories (1988), Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History (1991, co-edited with... Read more Read more


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Marlene Mieske is a registered nurse who has spent the past 35 years working with the mentally ill in Boston and New York City. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, she was involved in implementing the de-institutionalization and community mental health policies of that time. She went on to coordinate the Special Studies Clinic at... Read more Read more


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Joseph Maline is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a Director of Professional Services at immixGroup, responsible for the management of immixGroup’s internal IT staff and computer systems, and working with the immixGroup Solutions line of business in the design, development, and implementation of technical solutions for immixGroup’s clients. As CTO, Mr. Maline oversees all... Read more Read more


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Richard Losick is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, the Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology, and a Harvard College Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. He received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1965 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1969. He was elected to the Harvard Society... Read more Read more


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Barbara W. Bishop is an attorney in New York, specializing in the financial services industry and regulatory and employment law. She has practiced law for 35 years. After a period in the District Attorney’s Office including in the Rackets Bureau and other government jobs, Barbara joined Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., a global investment bank,... Read more Read more


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Co-founder and Chairman Harvey Silverglate was born in New York (1942) and was educated at Bogota (N.J.) High School (1960), Princeton University (1964), and Harvard Law School (1967). As Counsel to Boston’s Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, Silverglate specializes in criminal defense, civil liberties, and academic freedom/student rights law. He has assisted students in trouble since... Read more Read more


Board of Directors

Barbara W. Bishop is an attorney in New York, specializing in the financial services industry and regulatory and employment law. She has practiced law for 35 years. After a period in the District Attorney’s Office including in the Rackets Bureau and other government jobs, Barbara joined Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., a global investment bank,... Read more Read more



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