Associates

Sam Ben-Meir

Sam Ben-Meir

Senior Fellow

Dr. Sam Ben-Meir received his Ph.D. in philosophy from The New School in 2014. Sam is currently an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College, where he teaches environmental and business ethics. His focus as Senior Fellow is on political philosophy. As a jazz instrumentalist and composer, Sam performs regularly in Manhattan. He lives on the Upper West Side.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Research and Analysis Director

Chris Wilson is a Master's graduate of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School , with a concentration in Governance and Rights. His topics of interest include participatory politics, social movements, media criticism, and U.S. foreign policy. He has worked with Dr. Ben-Meir since 2012, focusing on research, writing, and social media strategy.

Kimberlee Hurley

Kimberlee Hurley

Communications and Development Director

Kim Hurley has been the Communications and Development Director for Dr. Ben-Meir since 2012. She received her Master’s in International Affairs from The New School in 2011, concentrating in Media and Culture. Previously, Kim has done work on youth media and advocacy, and continues to focus on these topics as well as women’s and children’s rights and the role of art in conflict resolution, and is heavily involved in the arts in New York City.