CHIEF EXECUTIVE PHILOSOPHER
Colin McGinn is an internationally acclaimed philosopher and teacher. He was educated at Manchester University (Psychology, BA and MA, 1972) and Oxford University (Philosophy, B Phil, 1974), and went on to teach philosophy at University College London Oxford University, UCLA and Princeton. Colin has published more than 20 books and he has written for publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books, and Nature. He has also appeared on numerous television programs, where he discussed such topics as animal rights, atheism, personal identity, and free will. Philosophical advisor to Geoge Soros from 2008-2013.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Charles Carlini is CEO of Carlini Media, a versatile multimedia company comprising entertainment, design, hospitality, and education divisions, including the highly regarded website Simply Charly. Charles was educated at Berklee College of Music (1986), Brooklyn College (1988), and the CUNY Graduate Center (1989).
CHIEF PHILOSOPHY STRATEGIST
Edward Erwin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He is the author of numerous books, including The Concept of Meaninglessness (1970, 2019), Behavior Therapy: Scientific, Philosophical and Moral Foundations (1978), and The Rejection of Natural Science Approaches to Psychotherapy (2010). Edward also served as editor of The Freud Encyclopedia (2002) and was co-editor of Ethical Issues in Scientific Research (1994). He is currently working on a book about evidence.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Ted Kornfeld has worked in finance and technology for more than 30 years, most recently as senior program manager at EMC Professional Services. Prior to this position, Ted served as VP supporting trading technology at Nomura America, and VP in the Financial Futures and Fixed Income departments of Kidder, Peabody. Ted was educated at City College of New York (BS, Physics, 1971; MA, Philosophy, 1973) and at the CUNY Graduate Center (PhD candidacy in Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, 1977), and he taught philosophy for eight years before moving into the financial technology field.
PHILOSOPHER AND NOVELIST
Rebecca Goldstein is a novelist, professor of philosophy, and lectures all over the world as an authority on the importance of reason, science, and humanism.
PSYCHOLOGIST AND LINGUIST
Stephen Pinker is a cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.
Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of several New York Times bestsellers. He has been a college professor since 1979, teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate University, where he taught a transdisciplinary course for Ph.D. students on Evolution, Economics, and the Brain.
Marie McGinn is an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of York where her research interests centered on the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Scepticism, Philosophy of John McDowell, and Philosophy of Mind.