Cathy Cohen and Jason Furman Join RSF Board of Trustees

November 16, 2018

L–R: Cathy Cohen and Jason Furman

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy J. Cohen and Jason Furman to its board of trustees.  Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor at the University of Chicago and a contributor to the RSF book Social Capital and Poor Communities (2005). She is also the author of Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics(2012) The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (1999). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of numerous awards, and has served as chair of the Department of Political Science, director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and deputy provost for Graduate Education at the University of Chicago. View Cohen’s University of Chicago profile.

Furman is Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a former economic adviser to President Obama and served as the 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He has served as a Director of the Hamilton Project, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and in visiting positions at various universities, including New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy. View Furman’s Harvard Kennedy School profile.


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