Stephen Stamas
Chair
Stephen Stamas is chair of The American Assembly. He is a graduate of Harvard College (1953) and earned a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University (1955), which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and has a PhD from Harv... more >
Charles Benton
Trustee
Charles Benton is chairman of the board of the Benton Foundation, a leading advocate for communications in the public interest, and chairman of Public Media Inc., a film and video publisher and distributor. During his career as ... more >
Lee C. Bollinger
Trustee
Lee C. Bollinger became the nineteenth President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002.  A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bo... more >
Bill Bradley
Trustee
Senator William W. Bradley, 68, is a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC.  From 2001-2004, he acted as chief outside advisor to McKinsey & Company’s nonprofit practice.  He was a Senior Advisor and Vice Chairman of the I... more >
Craig Calhoun
Trustee
Craig Calhoun has been President of the Social Science Research Council since 1999. He is also University Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University. Mr. Calhoun received ... more >
Henry Cisneros
Trustee
Henry Cisneros is Chairman of the CityView companies, which work with the nation’s leading homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families.  In 1981, Mr. Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American may... more >
B.R. Inman
Trustee
Admiral Inman graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and from the National War College in 1972. He became an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He was appointed as a tenured profess... more >
Donald F. McHenry
Trustee
Donald F. McHenry served as Ambassador and US Permanent Representative to the UN from September 1979 until January 20, 1981. As chief US representative to the UN, he also served as a member of President Carter's Cabinet. ... more >
Richard Mittenthal
Trustee
Richard Mittenthal is President and CEO of TCC Group. Since joining the firm in 1989, he has led consulting and planning assignments for a wide range of clients, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Fo... more >
David H. Mortimer
President & Trustee
Mr. Mortimer is president and a trustee of The American Assembly, a national, non-partisan,  public affairs forum founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1950 and affiliated with Columbia University. Before joining The American Assem... more >
Pamela Samuelson
Trustee
Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and inf... more >
Paul Volcker
Trustee
Paul Volcker, a native of Cape May, New Jersey, graduated from Princeton University in 1949, and in 1951 received an MA in political economy and government from Harvard University's Graduate School of Public Administration. He al... more >
Frank A. Weil
Trustee
Frank A. Weil is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the private investment firm of Abacus & Associates, Inc. in New York City. ... more >
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Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future
A wide-ranging, pragmatic, and in-depth volume that covers the persistently divisive issues surrounding race in America, with contributions from Angela Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor, Van Jones and Allen Crouch, among others. The authors address evolving and emerging topics such as the future of work and metropolitan communities, immigrant integration, and effective educational structures.