Roy Eisenhardt brings a diverse background to Agents for Critical Thinking. He is an attorney, educator, sports law expert, and an experienced business executive. Roy has been on the faculty of the University of California Berkeley School of Law for many years, was the president of the Oakland A’s baseball team, served as the Executive Director of the California Science Academy, and has been a member of numerous non-profit boards. He is also one of the most respected speakers and interviewers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a passion for photography and has contributed works to many photographic publications.
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr.
Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. is an author, lecturer, radio talk show host, and community activist. He is the founder of Alive & Free, an international violence prevention organization headquartered in San Francisco, the creator of the Alive & Free Movement and president of the Alive & Free Consortium-an organization dedicated to eliminating violence worldwide. He is also the host of the violence prevention radio talk show Street Soldiers on 106.1 KMEL/ iHeart Radio. Founded in 1987 as Omega Boys Club, Alive & Free has transformed the lives of thousands of young people and produced 239 college graduates, all supported by the organization’s scholarship fund.
A real life Beth Harmon (the Queen’s Gambit protagonist on Netflix), Yifan is four-time Women’s World Chess Champion. She is the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of grandmaster and the youngest ever to win the Women’s World Chess Championship. Hou has attempted to balance chess with life outside of it. She enrolled in Peking University in 2012, studying International Relations, against the wishes of her trainer. She was offered a Rhodes Scholarship, and studied for a Masters of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.
Daniel Radchenko, is Head of Regional Projects at Siguler Guff, multi-strategy private equity investment firm based in New York. Daniel’s work experience includes London-headquartered consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers and Austrian-based Raiffeisenbank. He has vast financial, consulting, and operational experience in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Daniel graduated from National Research Nuclear University in Moscow and also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Moscow International University.
Alex is the R. Tylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He also holds appointments in its Biology and Political Science Departments. He’s the author of a dozen books in the philosophy of science and several novels. His fiction and nonfiction have been translated into a half dozen languages. Alex has held fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation. He was the National Phi Beta Kappa Romanell lecturer in 2006, and been a visiting faculty member at Oxford and Bristol Universes in the UK, the Australian National University, and several universities in the US. Alex is the author of several New York Times op/eds on public issues in philosophy.