Hamilton Fish | President


Hamilton Fish is a publisher, social entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and film producer in New York City. He is currently the publisher of the twice-monthly independent political periodical The Washington Spectator. As president of the Nation Institute from 1995 to 2009, he was a key player in revitalizing both the Institute and The Nation magazine. Fish oversaw preparations for the celebration of The Nation's 150th anniversary in 2015, including the production of a feature documentary directed by Barbara Kopple.


R. Scott Greathead | Treasurer and Secretary


Scott Greathead is a partner in the New York City office of Wiggin and Dana LLP, and the CEO of World Monitors Inc., which works with global corporations and others on strategies for responsible business practices. Greathead co-founded Human Rights First (formerly known as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) and serves on the board. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Nation. He is an officer or director of several organizations including Human Rights in China, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1984 to 1990, Greathead served as the First Assistant Attorney General of New York State.

Pamela Newkirk


Pamela Newkirk is a professor of journalism at New York University and the author of Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media, which was awarded the National Press Club Award for Media Criticism. She is editor of A Love No Less: More Than Two Centuries of African American Love Letters and Letters From Black America. At New York Newsday, she was among the reporting team awarded a Pulitzer Prize for spot news. Her articles have been published in a wide range of publications including The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, and ARTnews.



Past Members


Jonathan Schell


Jonathan Schell was the author of a number of books, including The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, A Hole in the World: A Story of War, Protest and the New American Order, and The Fate of the Earth, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He was the Doris Shaffer Peace Fellow at the Nation Institute, and a visiting lecturer at Yale.