Founder Dr. Roslyn Fuller

Dr. Roslyn Fuller has been studying the history of democracy, democracy and international institutions, and alternative practices in democracy for over a dozen years. She is the author of, among others, Beasts and Gods: How Democracy Changed its Meaning and Lost its Purpose (nominated for an Orwell Prize in 2016). She contributes frequently to the media on issues of democratic innovation and reform, including BBC, LA Review of Books, Irish Times, RT, The Nation, Forbes, Salon and Alternet.

Roslyn has a background in law, particularly International Law, and is fluent in English and German. She lives in Ireland.

Focus Areas: Ancient Athenian Democracy, International Institutions, Electoral Systems, Mass Digital Participation, Pay-for-Participation, Money in Media and Politics

Advisory Board

Renny Rueda Castañeda

Renny Rueda Castañeda holds a PhD from the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg, Germany. He is an economist, and studied Government, Management and Public Affairs (Externado Univ. COL. Columbia Univ. NY), Economic Indicators Analysis (Berkeley Ext. USA) with an MA in International Law and International Relations (Complutense University. Madrid. SP).  Renny is a founder of E-codemocracy, an organization that aims to enhance action on technological, science-based and decentralized democracies, as well as the effects of the current global institutional architecture over autonomous domestic political processes.

Focus Areas: Asymmetric governance architectures on the process of construction of norms at the domestic and the international level; problems derived from the institutional approach to individual interaction and social coordination on late modern social systems

Jonathan Crock

Jonathan Crock is an expert in innovations in democratic participation and the problem of democracy deficits in global political economy. He is an international law scholar at Leiden University (Netherlands) and is currently based at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. where he serves on the editorial staff of the Journal of International Economic Law.

Jonathan has previously worked on democracy and governance in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa, Pakistan, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe, including at the U.S. Institute of Peace, U.S. Department of State, and on U.S. presidential and statewide political campaigns.

Focus areas: Citizens’ Assemblies, Citizens’ Juries, Participatory Democracy, Economic Democracy, Human Rights Law, International Economic Law

Brook Manville

Brook Manville holds a PhD (Yale) in history and is a former consulting and management partner of McKinsey & Company. Brook is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and is the author of Judgement Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right, A Company of Citizens: What the World’s First Democracy Teaches Leaders About Creating Great Organizations and The Origins of Citizenship in Ancient Athens.

He previously served as Executive Vice President of the United Way of America

Focus Areas: Leadership Development, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Management