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Bob Armstrong - his company, Coherent Systems, has pioneered notebook computing environments in the most advanced programming languages since 1980. He has become a "bleeding heart" Libertarian since being introduced to the community thru Victor's Junto in the Spring of 1996.
Iris Bell - freelance graphic designer: ads, brochures, newsletters. Clients: Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Leonard Peikoff, Victor Niederhoffer, Dun & Bradstreet, Metropolitan Opera. Junto moderator and designer of its flyers and ads. Loves NY shops/gardens, plush animals, ballet, Harry Potter books, C-Span.
Alexander R. Cohen, J.D.,
M.A. - lecturer on law, adjunct professor of biomedical ethics, and doctoral student in philosophy. Writes, edits, and sometimes tutors.
Runs the Junto website. arc(a)arclights.net
Fred Cookinham, M.A. - leads walking tours such as “Ayn Rand's New York,” & “Revolutionary Manhattan.” A New York Observer article, “Taking Back Streets Of Ayn Rand’s Manhattan,” reported on one of Fred's tours.
Alan Dlugash - CPA specializing in Federal and State tax issues - planning, compliance and tax controversies. Chairman of the Taxation of Individuals committee of the New York State Society of CPAs, and a frequent lecturer on current issues of taxation. A long-time libertarian and challenger of high tax legislators.
Jane Galt - has a weblog at JaneGalt.net.
Chris Garvey - a patent attorney and active Libertarian, tapes Junto speakers and writes poetry.
Henry Gifford - says he is an energy geek who specializes in apartment houses. For fun he takes whitewater trips. Articles by or about Henry and his work have appeared in Home Energy, The New Yorker, and The New York Sun.
Robert Goodman, Ph.D - scientist (the first to use gel-shift analysis to study a protein-RNA interaction). Inventor of the MarshWallow (TM) Painless Lather Bath.
Gary Greenberg - author of several controversial works on biblical studies, including 101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History. He is also a Senior Trial Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of NY. He is available for lectures and debates. His web site is at www.biblemyth.com
Scott Hampton -
composer/producer/trumpeter/guitarist/rapper. Currently composing and recording a hip-hop CD based on a pro-reason, pro-freedom philosophical viewpoint influenced by Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Current projects at www.exaltron.com.
Molly Hays - Pursuing my bliss: studying the human animal. Objectivist since 1973; a frequent guest at Ayn Rand's home, and a founder of The Objectivist Center and New York City Objectivist Salon . Also, manager of itsy-bitsy real-estate empire.”
Jak Jacob Karako - MIS Micro solutions specialist. An Objectivist, Bridge Master and Argentine Tango teacher/performer. Ran for New York City Council in 2005.
Marty Lewinter, Ph.D - professor of mathematics at Purchase College, defends America at www.CampusPatriot.com. Research interests: graph theory, classical differential geometry, and number theory. Other interests: Objectivism, teaching shotokan karate, and guitar (classical and pop).
Craig Milem - Self employed, full-time student of Objectivism. Fan of George Reisman. Recent Capitalist candidate for City Council. President of the Objectivist Community Center at 243 W. 38th St., NYC & founder of the ObjectivistYellowPages.com
Victor Niederhoffer, Ph.D - author of The Education of a Speculator, 1996, and, with Laurel Kenner, Practical Speculation. His interests include the study and implementation of counting, ecology, electronics, entrepreneurship, free markets, music, sports, statistics, and strategy in checkers and chess.
Susan Paris, M.A. - accepts writing, editing and administrative assignments. Does Junto
flyers and ads, with design support from Iris Bell.
Lawrence Parks, Ph.D. - is Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education (FAME). His focus is on how our present fiat monetary system operates to destroy savings, pensions and jobs and what to do about it.
Ayn Rand - born Alissa Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In her 1957 romantic novel, Atlas Shrugged, Rand dramatized the major elements of her challenging new philosophy of “reason, individualism, and capitalism,” which she called “Objectivism.”
B. Rasmussen, Ph.D., is professor of philosophy at St.
John's University. Among his many publications are two works with Douglas J. Den Uyl: Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005) and The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand (University of Illinois Press, 1984).
Marty Reisman - author of The Money Player: Confessions of America's Greatest Table Tennis Champion and Hustler.
James Smith, MBA,
MILR, Ph.D. student, member Alpha Sigma Nu (National Graduate Honor Society), Managing Member of
i4 Advantage LLC, specializing in
human resource development and developmental events for individuals and business. Organizer of
NYC Ayn Rand Meetup. jsmith(a)i4advantage.com
Michael Sorell - semi-retired physician/investment banker/securities analyst/portfolio manager/pharmaceutical executive. Proprietor of Virtuous Circle blog.
Sarah Zimmitti - Actress, producer. Founder/Artistic Director of The Objectivist Theatre Company. She is constantly focused on finding unpublished scripts which express a positive sense of life. She also runs the Objectivist Community Center. (Since this was written, Ms. Zimmitti has left for Los Angeles.)
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