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2017 Judges

Doug Bauer

Doug Bauer is the executive director of The Clark Foundation, an organization that focuses on helping people out of poverty. He is also executive director of The Scriven and Fernleigh Foundations and Senior Vice President with The Clark Estates, Inc.He has been featured in numerous publications and broadcast media. He co-authored, with Steven Godeke, Philanthropy's New Passing Gear: Mission Related Investing, A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees. He also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia Business School where he teaches about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Doug is a graduate of Michigan State University. 

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Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is Distinguished Professor in Economics at the Graduate Center of CUNY (City University of New York) and a core faculty member in the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at CUNY. He is best-known to the general public as Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times.  In 2008, Krugman was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is the author or editor of more than 25 books and over 200 articles and a regular contributor on ABC-TV's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos and appears on Charlie Rose, PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg Television, NPR and MSNBC. Krugman's four recent trade books, End This Depression Now!, The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, The Conscience of a Liberal and The Great Unraveling became New York Times bestsellers.

Barbara L. Simon

Barbara L. Simon earned her master's and doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research of Bryn Mawr College. She is a consultant to settlement houses and neighborhood centers in New York City. Simon is on the faculty of the Columbia University School of Social Work, teaching social welfare policy, social work advocacy, and community-building. She is studying the papers of Mobilization for Youth, the prototype for the War on Poverty in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of seven books, including American Heiress, The Nine, The Oath, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life, which was the basis of the FX series, "The People vs. O.J. Simpson." He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN. He lives with his family in New York.

Michael Zisser

Michael Zisser is the recently retired CEO of University Settlement, the oldest settlement house in America. University Settlement provides a comprehensive network of integrated neighborhood based services, conducts more than 30 programs and continues to be invested in piloting new programs. He was also CEO of The Door, which provides a complete range of services to youth ages 12-21. Michael holds a Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of How the Other Sector Survives, published Fall 2013.