The Center for Progressive Reform is a network of more than 60 acclaimed scholars from across the United States who work with a professional staff of policy analysts and communications experts to change public policy for the better.
CPR’s core issue areas are health, safety and the environment. Member Scholars’ work in this area touches on such topics as:
Founded in 2002, CPR is a network of university-affiliated Member Scholars with expertise in legal, economic, and scientific fields. Scholars are not paid for their contributions to CPR’s work, but rather donate their time and expertise to the organization. CPR Member Scholars and staff prepare studies, reports, articles, and other analyses, and participate in educational forums and conferences to promote informed and effective public policy.
CPR has more than 60 Member Scholars around the nation, working academics teaching at colleges and universities. They represent diverse research agendas, areas of expertise, and geographic location. Member Scholars work together and with staff in working groups organized around issue areas, as well as in ad hoc groups organized around specific topics or research papers. CPR is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
CPR has a ten-member Board of Directors, led by CPR President Robert R.M. Verchick (Loyola University, New Orleans). The board includes Gilonne D'Origny (Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington), Robert L. Glicksman (The George Washington University Law School), Michelle Janin (community leader and volunteer), Alice Kaswan (University of San Francisco School of Law), Thomas O. McGarity (past president of CPR, University of Texas Law School), Joel A. Mintz (Nova Southeastern University), Laurie Ristino (Strategies for a Sustainable Future), Sidney A. Shapiro (Wake Forest University School of Law), and Amy Sinden (Temple University Beasley School of Law). (Affiliations are for purposes of identification only.)
CPR also benefits from the wisdom and experience of its Advisory Council. Members include Patricia Bauman (Bauman Foundation), Frances G. Beinecke (former President, Natural Resources Defense Council), W. Thompson Comerford, Jr. (Senior Partner, Comerford & Britt, L.L.P.), Sally Greenberg (Executive Director, National Consumers League), John Passacantando (Executive Director, Ozone Action and Former Executive Director, Greenpeace USA), former U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, and Robert Weissman (President, Public Citizen). (Affiliations for purposes of identification only.)