Our team of advisors guided us through every stage of the filmmaking process, from topic selection and scripting to the final edit, to ensure that the films are factually accurate, non-partisan, and relevant to American millennials.
Adam Davidson is a contributing writer to the New Yorker, where he covers business, technology and economics. Previously, he was at The New York Times Magazine, where he wrote the On Money column and frequent features on economic issues. Prior to that, he was at NPR where he co-founded Planet Money. He has been a frequent contributor to This American Life, including co-reporting the episode, "The Giant Pool of Money,” which received the Peabody, Dupont-Columbia, and Polk Awards and was named one of the top works of journalism of the decade by NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute. Davidson was technical consultant to Adam McKay, co-writer and director of the Academy-Award winning film, The Big Short.
Luis Ricardo Fraga is Co-Director of the Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science, and Fellow at the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author and coauthor of five books including Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences (Cambridge University Press 2012) and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (Temple University Press 2010). In 2011 President Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics where he co-chairs the Postsecondary Education Subcommittee. Also in 2011, he was named one of the “100 Influentials” by Hispanic Business Magazine.
Ange-Marie Hancock is a tenured professor of Gender Studies, Political Science and Sociology at the University of Southern California and CEO of RISIST, the Research Institute for the Study of Intersectionality and Social Transformation. Today she is a globally recognized scholar of intersectionality theory, the world's leading analytical framework for analyzing and resolving inequality. She has written three books on the intersections of categories of difference like race, gender, class, sexuality and citizenship and their impact on policy: the award-winning The Politics of Disgust and the Public Identity of the “Welfare Queen,” (2004), Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics (2011) and Intersectionality: An Intellectual History (2015).
Jan E. Leighley is professor of political science at American University. Her research and teaching interests focus on American political behavior, voter turnout, media and politics, and racial/ethnic political behavior. She has published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and American Politics Quarterly, among others. She is a co-author with Jonathan Nagler, NYU, of Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality and Turnout in the United States (Princeton: 2014), Strength in Numbers?: The Political Mobilization of Racial and Ethnic Minorities (Princeton) and Mass Media and Politics: A Social Science Perspective.
Eric Liu is the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, including "A Chinaman's Chance", "The Gardens of Democracy" and "The Accidental Asian". Eric served as a White House speechwriter and policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is a regular columnist for CNN.com and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com.
Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He examines how people learn about a range of important topics. His newest book is Uninformed: Why Citizens Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It. He works with organizations around the world to improve quality of life through education and research. He is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of the National Academy of Science’s Award for Initiatives in Research and the American Association for Public Opinion’s Innovators Award. Learn more at www.arthurlupia.com and on Twitter (@ArthurLupia).
Trevor Potter is the founder and President of the Campaign Legal Center, serves as Senior Adviser to the reform group Issue One, and leads the political law practice at the Washington firm Caplin & Drysdale. Mr. Potter is a former Commissioner and Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and has served as counsel to several presidential campaigns. To many, he perhaps is best known for his appearances on the Colbert Report. The ABA Journal describes Mr. Potter as "one of the top lawyers in the country on the delicate intersection of politics, law and money".
J. GERALD HEBERT
J. Gerald Hebert has served as the Executive Director and Director of Litigation at the Campaign Legal Center since 2004. From 1973 to 1994, Mr. Hebert worked in the Department of Justice, where he served in many supervisory capacities in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division. In these positions, Mr. Hebert was the lead attorney in numerous voting rights and redistricting lawsuits. Mr. Hebert has a solo law practice in Alexandria, Virginia, specializing in election law and redistricting. Since 1995, Gerry has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.