Teresa Caldeira
Executive Committee
Teresa P. R. Caldeira is professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. She is also professor of geography and a member of the Steering Committee of the UC Berkeley–Mellon Global Urban Humanities Initiative. Her research focuses on the predicaments of urbanization, such as spatial segregation, social discrimination, and the uses of public space in cities of the global south. She has analyzed the processes that generate these cities, such as peripheral urbanization and autoconstruction, highlighting their inventiveness, political cartographies, and modes of collective life. An anthropologist by training, she has been especially interested in reshaping ethnographic methods for the study of cities and political action, a practice exemplified in her award-winning book City of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in São Paulo (University of California Press, 2001). One of her current research projects investigates the emergence of new formations of collective life in four cities of the global south (São Paulo, Delhi, Johannesburg, and Jakarta). These new arrangements are considerably transforming the everyday, urban spaces, and politics of these cities, reflected in new forms of spatial composition, household arrangements, livelihood, and everyday circulation. She is the recipient of a UC Berkeley Faculty Mentor Award and of a UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities. In 2012 she was named a Guggenheim Fellow. Caldeira was educated at the University of São Paulo (BA in social sciences and MA in political science) and at the University of California, Berkeley (PhD in anthropology). She worked as a professor and researcher in the Brazilian university system between 1980 and 1996. She was a researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP), one of Brazil’s most important research centers in the social sciences, for fifteen years. She was also a professor at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, before joining the University of California, Irvine. She became a member of the UC Berkeley faculty in 2007. Her work has been published in several languages.
Isabelle de Lamberterie
Isabelle de Lamberterie has been a researcher on comparative law at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris since 1969 and is now director of research emerita. She has coauthored Principes du droit européen du contrat, on contract law (2004); Dictionnaire comparé du droit d’auteur et du copyright, on intellectual property (2003); and Informatique, libertés et recherche médicale, on the protection of privacy (2001). During the 1970s and 1980s, her work addressed the regulation of new technologies: informatics in Les techniques contractuelles suscitées par l’informatique (1977), and the protection of software in La protection du logiciel: Enjeux juridiques et économiques, with Gilles Bertin (1985). More recently, her focus has been partly on digitization and the Internet, nanotechnology, and the medical sector, as well as the regulation of research, and her work has generally been conducted in partnership with researchers in other disciplines. She has taught at the University of Montpellier, University of Paris XIII, and University of Poitiers and directed about twenty doctoral theses. She has held various positions in state institutions, including member of the ethics committee of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1998–2007) and member of one of the advisory committees for the minister of research, Conseil Supérieur de la Recherche et de la Technologie (2006–2014). She currently chairs the scientific advisory committee for the program on digitization and concerted development in legal studies at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and is a member—as emeritus—of the Institut de Sciences Sociales du politique (ISP), Université Paris-Saclay/Université de Nanterre.
Mamadou Diouf
Executive Committee - Chair
Mamadou Diouf is Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and History at Columbia University, where he also leads the Institute of African Studies. Prior to teaching at Columbia, he taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and before that at Cheikh Anta Diop University in his native Senegal. Educated primarily in France, Diouf is a renowned West African scholar who has guest lectured at many European and American universities. He holds a PhD from the University of Paris–Sorbonne. His research interests include urban, political, social, and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, including The Arts of Citizenship in African Cities: Infrastructures and Spaces of Belonging, edited with Rosalind Fredericks (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal (Columbia University Press, 2013); Les arts de la citoyenneté au Senegal: Espaces contestés et civilité urbaine, edited with Rosalind Fredericks (Karthala, 2013); Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World: Rituals and Remembrances, edited with I. Nwankwo (University of Michigan Press, 2010); New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, Power, and Femininity, edited with Mara Leichtman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); La construction de l’État au Sénégal, with M. C. Diop and D. Cruise O’Brien (Karthala, 2002); Histoire du Sénégal: Le modèle islamo-wolof et ses périphéries (Maisonneuve et Larose, 2001); Les jeunes: Hantise de l’espace public dans les sociétés du Sud (l’Aube, 2001); and Les figures du politique en Afrique: Des pouvoirs hérités aux pouvoirs élus (Karthala, 1999). He is also a member of the editorial boards of several professional journals, including African Studies Review and la vie des idées.fr. His volume Une histoire du Sénégal: Héritages et contestations du modèle islamo-wolof is forthcoming with Karthala in 2019. He is editor of the Présence Africaine history book series.
Anna Harvey
SSRC President (Ex Officio)

Anna Harvey is professor of politics, affiliated professor of data science, affiliated professor of law, and the founder and director of the Public Safety Lab at New York University.

Professor Harvey is a graduate of the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. She was the recipient of a Harry S. Truman Scholarship and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities for doctoral study at Princeton University. She joined New York University’s Department of Politics after her graduate work and was appointed chair of the department in the year she received tenure. During Professor Harvey’s tenure as chair, the department gained national prominence. In the 2010 National Research Council rankings of doctoral programs, New York University’s Department of Politics was ranked in the top 10 of political science doctoral programs nationally.

Professor Harvey also served as interim dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. During her tenure as interim dean, she worked with colleagues to build an interdisciplinary graduate program in digital humanities, secured NYU’s participation in a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to connect doctoral faculty at research universities with undergraduate students at Hispanic-serving institutions, and launched Pathways to the PhD, a pipeline program to provide financial and academic support to doctoral program applicants underrepresented in their fields.

In 2017, Professor Harvey founded the Public Safety Lab at New York University. The Public Safety Lab works with teams of social scientists and data scientists to support more effective and more equitable criminal justice practices. The Lab’s work is supported by Arnold Ventures, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Proteus Fund, the Global Institute of Advanced Study, the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at New York University, and private donors. The Lab’s projects include the Jail Data Initiative, a large-scale effort to collect daily individual-level jail records in over 1,000 county jails in the United States, and the Prosecutorial Reform Initiative, a collaborative effort with several district attorney’s offices to understand the potentially harmful effects of misdemeanor prosecution and to develop more effective prosecutorial policies. Other Public Safety Lab projects include an investigation of the effects of fiscal incentives on law enforcement behavior, an exploration of the role of racial bias in criminal appeals in New York State, and an assessment of the role of discriminatory law enforcement practices in perpetuating racial disparities in crime victimization.

Professor Harvey is the author of two scholarly monographs and a coauthored casebook, in addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles. In Votes without Leverage: Women in American Electoral Politics, 1920–1970 (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Professor Harvey explored the dynamics of women’s suffrage in the United States. In A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy (Yale University Press, 2013), Professor Harvey investigated the responsiveness of Supreme Court decisions to congressional preferences. In Judicial Decision-Making: A Coursebook (with Tom Clark, Barry Friedman, Allison Larsen, Margaret Lemos, and Andrew Martin; West Academic, 2020), Professor Harvey and coauthors integrated statistical and legal approaches to understanding judicial decision-making.

Professor Harvey is a National Trustee of Ohio University, her alma mater.

William Janeway
Executive Committee
Investment Committee - Chair
William H. Janeway is a special limited partner of Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice. Previously, he was executive vice president and director at Eberstadt Fleming. Janeway is a director of Magnet Systems and O’Reilly Media. He is an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University. Janeway is a cofounder and member of the board of governors of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and a member of the Advisory Board of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is a member of the management committee of the Cambridge-INET Institute, University of Cambridge, and a member of the Board of Managers of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). He is the author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators, and the State, the substantially revised and extended new edition of the book initially published by Cambridge University Press in November 2012. Janeway received his doctorate in economics from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He was valedictorian of the class of 1965 at Princeton University.
Naomi Lamoreaux
Executive Committee
Naomi R. Lamoreaux is Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History at Yale University, chair of the Yale Department of History, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her BA in history from SUNY Binghamton in 1972 and her PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. She taught at Brown University from 1979 to 1996 and the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1996 to 2010. She has written The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895–1904 and Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England, edited five other books, and published scores of articles on business, economic, and financial history. She also coedited the Journal of Economic History from 1992 to 1996. Lamoreaux is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as president of the Business History Conference and the Economic History Association. Her current research interests include patenting and the market for technology in the United States, the rise and decline of the Cleveland innovative region, business organizational forms and contractual freedom in the United States and Europe, and the organizational roots of the constitutional right to privacy.
Margaret Levenstein
Maggie Levenstein is director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the School of Information, and adjunct professor of business economics and policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is co-director of the Michigan Federal Statistical Research Data Center, co-chair of the FSRDC Executive Committee, and associate chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She serves on the advisory boards of Computational Antitrust, OpenDP, Coordinated Access for Data, Researchers and Environments (CADRE), the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America, Databrary, and the Qualitative Data Repository. She received her PhD in economics from Yale University and BA in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Accounting for Growth: Information Systems and the Creation of the Large Corporation, as well as numerous historical and contemporary studies of competition and of innovation. Her research also examines and produces novel, non-designed data for social and economic measurement.
Sara Miller McCune

Sara Miller McCune is the founder (and for many decades executive chairman) of SAGE Publishing. McCune transferred control of the company to an independent trust in 2021, although she remains actively involved in the company's ongoing expansion and development.

McCune is also cofounder and president of the McCune Foundation, based in Ventura, California, which supports productive change through building social capital in two counties on California's Central Coast. She is currently a member of the Social Science Research Council's Board of Directors and is a past chair of their Visiting Committee. She was a long-serving member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and is a Board member emerita of Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

McCune is a graduate of Queens College and received honorary doctorates from Queens College (CUNY), University of Sussex, University of Bath, and California State University Channel Islands. She has also been recognized as an honorary alumna of the University of California, Santa Barbara; an honorary fellow at Cardiff University; and is a recipient of the prestigious London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award. McCune was named a member of the American Philosophical Society (founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin) in 2018 and joined the next year.

Helen Milner
Investment Committee
Helen V. Milner is B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. She has written extensively on issues related to international political economy; the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy, globalization, and regionalism; and the relationship between democracy and trade policy. In addition to numerous articles, her writings include the volumes Resisting Protectionism (1988); Interests, Institutions, and Information: Domestic Politics and International Relations (1997); The Political Economy of Regionalism (coedited with Edward Mansfield, 1997); Internationalization and Domestic Politics (coedited with Robert Keohane, 1996), and Votes, Vetoes, and the Political Economy of International Trade Agreements (coauthored with Edward Mansfield, 2012). Milner is currently working on issues related to globalization and development, such as the political economy of foreign aid; the “digital divide” and the global diffusion of the Internet; and the relationship between globalization and democracy. Another strand of her recent research deals with American foreign policy and the so-called grand strategy of liberal internationalism, and she is investigating the sources of public and elite preferences for engagement with the international economy in the areas of international trade, foreign aid, and immigration. Milner is president of the International Political Science Association.
Peter Nager
Audit Committee - Chair
Investment Committee
Peter Nager (Investment Committee Member; Audit Committee Member) is a principal at the Greentech Venture Capital Investment firm Skyview Ventures. He is a former partner of the corporate advisory and investment banking firm James D. Wolfensohn Inc. Following the sale of Wolfensohn to Bankers Trust (BT), he became a partner and senior managing director at BT and assumed the same positions with Deutsche Bank upon its merger with BT. Earlier in his career, he was a lawyer at the firm Debevoise & Plimpton, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Nager is President of the Beaver Dam Sanctuary in Westchester, NY. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Black Box Institute in Toronto, Canada. Previously, Nager served as President of Symphony Space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, as Chairman of Central Park SummerStage and on the Executive Committee of the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Westchester County, NY.
Gina Neff
Gina Neff is the executive director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge and professor of Technology & Society at the University of Oxford. Her books include Venture Labor (MIT Press, 2012), Self-Tracking (MIT Press, 2016), and Human-Centered Data Science (MIT Press, 2022). Her research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives. Professor Neff holds a PhD in sociology from Columbia University and advises international organizations including UNESCO, the OECD, and the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She chairs the International Scientific Committee of the UK’s Trusted Autonomous Systems programme and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Network for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council. Her academic research has won both engineering and social sciences awards. She also led the team that won the 2021 Webby for the best educational website on the internet, for the A to Z of AI, which has reached over a million people in 17 different languages.
Melissa Nobles
Executive Committee
Melissa Nobles is Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nobles’s research and teaching have focused on the comparative study of racial and ethnic politics, and issues of retrospective justice. Her current research centers on constructing a database of racial killings in the American South, 1930–1954. Working closely as a faculty collaborator and advisory board member of Northeastern Law School’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice law clinic, Nobles has conducted extensive archival research, unearthing understudied and more often, unknown deaths and contributing to legal investigations. She is the author of two books, Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics (Stanford University Press, 2000), The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and coeditor with Jun-Hyeok Kwak of Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia (Routledge Press, 2013). Her scholarship has also appeared in the Annual Review of Political Science, Daedalus, American Journal of Public Health, and several edited books. Nobles is a graduate of Brown University where she majored in history. She received her MA and PhD in political science from Yale University. Nobles has held fellowships at Boston University’s Institute for Race and Social Division and Harvard University’s Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study. She has served on the editorial boards of Polity, American Political Science Review, and Perspectives on Politics journals. Nobles has also been involved in faculty governance at MIT and beyond, serving as the associate chair of the MIT Faculty from 2007–2009 and vice-president of the American Political Science Association, 2013–14.
Edgar Pieterse
Professor Edgar Pieterse is founding director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town and holds the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. His research and teaching explore urban development politics, everyday culture, publics, radical social economies, responsive design, and adaptive governance systems. He publishes different kinds of text, curates exhibitions, as well as difficult conversations about pressing urban problems. He is consulting editor for Cityscapes—an international occasional magazine/platform on urbanism in the global South—and has published ten books dealing with a wide-ranging set of topics related to contemporary urbanism and place-making. Pieterse serves on various editorial boards of academic journals and research advisory boards of leading knowledge centers: Gauteng City-region Observatory (Johannesburg); Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore); LSE Cities (London); the Science Circle of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart); and Pathways to Sustainability – Utrecht University; among others. In the African context, Pieterse has been active in the growth of two key pan-African knowledge networks: Association of African Planning Schools (59 schools in 18 countries) and the African Urban Research Initiative (21 institutions in 14 countries); both are anchored in the African Centre for Cities. Current research is focused on a major exhibition—CompleXities—dealing with uncertain urban futures that will be mounted in 2022, as well as exploratory work on radical social enterprises that seeks to define alternative modalities of service delivery in African cities. Lastly, Pieterse is working on an institutional framework to promote city-level innovation ecosystems in Africa that will promote the localization of sustainable infrastructure in low-income contexts.
Walter Powell
Audit Committee
Executive Committee
Woody Powell is professor of education and sociology, organizational behavior, management science and engineering, and communication at Stanford University. He has been a faculty codirector of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society since it was founded in 2006 and currently shares the Marc and Laura Andreessen Codirectorship with Paul Brest and Rob Reich. He is also Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Lewis A. Coser Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Prior to moving to Stanford in 1999, Powell taught at Stony Brook University, Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Arizona. He has received honorary degrees from Uppsala University, Sweden; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; and Aalto University, Finland, and is a foreign member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science. He has served on the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council since 2000 and was an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute from 2001–2013. His interests focus on the processes through which ideas and practices are transferred across organizations and the role of networks in facilitating or hindering innovation.
Raka Ray
Raka Ray has a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College (1985) and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993). She is the Dean of the Social Sciences and a professor of sociology and South and Southeast Asia studies at the University of California, Berkeley. An award-winning mentor and teacher, she is the former chair of the Institute of South Asia Studies (2003–2012), the Department of Sociology (2012–2015), and the Academic Senate Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations. Ray is much in demand as a speaker on issues ranging from gender and feminist theory, postcolonial sociology, contemporary politics in the US and India, and her current project on the transformations in gender wrought by the decline of traditional fields of work for men. Ray’s publications include Fields of Protest: Women’s Movements in India (University of Minnesota Press, 1999; and in India, Kali for Women, 2000), Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power, and Politics, co-edited with Mary Katzenstein (Rowman and Littlefeld, 2005), Cultures of Servitude: Modernity, Domesticity and Class in India, with Seemin Qayum (Stanford, 2009), The Handbook of Gender (OUP India, 2011), Both Elite and Everyman: The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes, coedited with Amita Baviskar (Routledge, 2011), The Social Life of Gender (Sage, 2017) coedited with Jennifer Carlson and Abigail Andrews, and many articles and op-eds.
José Scheinkman
Investment Committee
José A. Scheinkman is the Edwin W. Rickert Professor of Economics at Columbia University, Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics emeritus at Princeton University, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously, Scheinkman was the Alvin H. Baum Distinguished Service Professor and chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, Blaise Pascal Research Professor (France), visiting professor at Collège de France, vice president in the Financial Strategies Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., and coeditor of the Journal of Political Economy. He has served as a consultant to several financial institutions and is a member of the board of directors of Cosan Limited, a NYSE-listed company engaged in the production and distribution of sugar, ethanol, energy, and logistic services in Brazil. His research has focused on building mathematical models that shed light on a variety of economic and social phenomena, such as economic fluctuations, the nature of oligopolistic competition, the growth of cities, informal economic activity, the spatial distribution of crime, and the dynamics of asset prices and asset-price bubbles. Scheinkman is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, fellow of the Econometric Society, corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and of a doctorat honoris causa from the Université Paris-Dauphine
Til Schuermann
Audit Committee
Til Schuermann is partner and cohead of Risk & Public Policy practice for the Americas at Oliver Wyman. He advises private and public sector clients on stress testing, enterprise-wide risk management, model risk management, climate risk and governance including board effectiveness. He previously served as senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he held numerous positions, including head of Financial Intermediation in Research and head of Credit Risk in Bank Supervision. Schuermann started his career at Bell Labs. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Advisory Roundtable, serves on the advisory boards of the NYU Courant Institute Mathematical Finance program and NYU Stern’s Volatility Risk Institute, and is on the FRM exam committee for the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research and the Journal of Risk, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions. Schuermann has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joseph Schull
Investment Committee
Joseph is the founder, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Corten Capital and a longstanding investor in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, across early stage, development capital and leveraged buyout investments. Having joined Warburg Pincus, one of the world’s leading private equity firms, in 1998, Joseph led the firm’s TMT group in Europe as well as its investment activities in Emerging Europe. He has led growth and buyout investments in B2B software and technology-enabled services, information services, cable broadband services and digital media. He also served as WP’s Head of Europe and was a member of the firm’s global Executive Management Group. Joseph holds a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics and was a Guy Drummond Scholar, and he received a D. Phil from Oxford University, where he was a University Lecturer during 1990-1991. He is Chair of the Investment Committee of venture philanthropy organisation Impetus Trust, a Board member of the Social Science Research Council, and a member of the International Advisory Board of McGill University. He was born in Montreal, Canada and lives in London, UK.