Publishing and Media

Colin Greer

Dr. Colin Greer has been the President of the New World Foundation since 1985. Formerly, he was a Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY.  Dr. Greer participated in and directed several studies of U.S. Immigration and urban schooling policy and history (at Columbia University and CUNY). He wrote briefing papers on philanthropy and government for First Lady, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, and on education policy for Senator Paul Wellstone.  He chaired the President’s White House Internship Financial Aid Committee (1992-4) and chaired the Funders’ Committee for Citizen Participation for 12 years.

His books include (with Herbert Kohl) A Call to Character and The Plain Truth of Things.  Other books include, with Frank Riesman and Alan Gartner, What Nixon is doing to Us and After Reagan What? He is best known for The Great School Legend and Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling (which won the American Library Association’s Eli M. Oboler Intellectual Freedom Award). He was a founding editor of Change Magazine and Social Policy Magazine. He has been a contributing editor to Parade Magazine for 17 years.  His best-known interviews were with Mikhail Gorbachev, Billy Graham, and Bishop Desmond Tutu. He’s written numerous papers and given keynote addresses to universities, foundations, and other not-for-profit audiences.

He chairs the Board of the LARK Play Development Center (NYC).

He also writes fiction.  His poems have been published in TransferHanging Loose, and Tikkun. 

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Lori Gruen

Lori Gruen is a leading scholar in Animal Studies and Feminist Philosophy.  She is the author and editor of 10 books, including Ethics and Animals: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2011), Critical Terms for Animal Studies (Chicago, 2018), Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (Oxford, 2012), Ethics of Captivity (Oxford, 2014), and Entangled Empathy (Lantern, 2015). Her work in practical ethics and political philosophy focuses on issues that impact those often overlooked in traditional ethical investigations, e.g. women, people of color, incarcerated people, and non-human animals. She is a Fellow of the Hastings Center for Bioethics, a Faculty Fellow at Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Animals and Public Policy, and was the first chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan. Gruen has documented the history of The First 100 chimpanzees in research in the US and has an evolving website that documents the journey to sanctuary of the remaining chimpanzees in research labs, The Last 1000.

Gruen has written on a range of topics in practical ethics, feminist philosophy and political philosophy. Her current projects include exploring captivity and the ethical and political questions raised by carceral logics.

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Tracey Winter Glover

Tracey Winter Glover graduated phi beta kappa from the University of Michigan and holds a law degree from the University of Michigan’s law school. She practiced health care law in Washington DC for eight years before heading to Rishikesh, India, to study yoga and meditation. Since returning from India, she has operated a vegan-meal delivery business in Mobile, Alabama, and taught yoga and trained yoga teachers through her yoga school, Shanti Warrior Living Yoga. In 2014, she co-founded Awakening Respect and Compassion for All Sentient Beings (“ARC”), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the impact that our daily choices have on other species and on the environment to create a more sustainable and compassionate world for all sentient beings.

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Sophie Gamand

Sophie Gamand is an award-winning French photographer and animal advocate who travels around the United States photographing shelter dogs to bring awareness of their fate and to help them get them adopted. In addition to social media, her portraits have been exhibited and featured in print, online, and on TV worldwide. Sophie is also the author of Wet Dog (Grand Central, 2015), and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Sten and a canine companion, a multi-mutt named MacLovin. Her website is sophiegamand.com.

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