Policy Council

Robert Balfanz
The Everyone Graduates Center
Johns Hopkins University

Melody Barnes
Melody Barnes Solutions
Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives
Senior Fellow at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University

John J. Dilulio Jr.
Frederic Fox Leadership Professor University of Pennsylvania

Sylvia Earle 
Aspen High Seas Initiative 
President and Chairman, Mission Blue 
The Sylvia Earle Alliance 
National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence 

William Galston
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
Brookings Institute

Michael J. Gerson
Hastert Fellow at Wheaton College
Columnist, The Washington Post

Stephen Goldsmith
Daniel Paul Professor of Government
Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Robert D. Putnam
Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy
Harvard University

Timothy Shriver
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Special Olympics

Randal C. Teague
Legal Counsel

Senator Harris Wofford
Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
Assistant to President John F. Kennedy
Chair of America's Promise Alliance

In Memoriam
Amy Kass
James Q. Wilson


Dr. William Galston

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies
Brookings Institute

Dr. Galston is a political theorist and author of 6 books and more than 100 articles, who both studies and participates in American politics and domestic policy. Galston was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the first Clinton Administration and Executive Director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal, which was chaired by Sam Nunn and William Bennett.

He has served as Director of Economic and Social Programs at the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., as chief speech writer for John Anderson's National Unity campaign, as issues director for Walter Mondale's presidential campaign and as senior advisor to Albert Gore Jr. during his run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988. Since 1995, Galston has served as a founding member of the Board of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and as chair of the Campaign's Task Force on Religion and Public Values. Galston's teaching and research interests include social policy, family policy, normative analysis, education policy and civic renewal.

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