openDemocracy USA
Board of Directors

The Directors of openDemocracy USA are charged with raising and disbursing funds to appropriate programs and organizations. They teleconference regularly.


Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, Bt. has a Masters degree from Oxford University. He was founder and chairman of Chadwyck-Healey Ltd and Chadwyck-Healey Inc based in Alexandria VA (sold to Proquest Inc in 1999) and founder and major shareholder in MicroPatent in Newhaven, CT and Eriis (later Geosure) in Alexandria VA (bothnow sold). A member of the UK Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission 1993-2000, and a member of the UK Advisory Council on National Archives since 2000, he was High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire 2004/2005 and has been Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire since 2004.
Solana Larsen
Solana Larsen is the former Managing Editor of the citizen media website Global Voices Online. Solana Larsen was an editor with openDemocracy.net for nearly 5 years. In 2003, she founded an office for openDemocracy at New York University's Department of Culture and Communication, and worked remotely from New York managing partnerships, commissioning articles, blogging, and moderating discussion forums. Solana has an MA in international journalism from City University in London. She is the founder and president of the Danish-Puerto Rican Society.
Magnus Nome was Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy.net from 2012-2014, and currently a non-executive member of its board. He studied media at University of Westminster, and has worked as a writer and journalist, as well as developer and producer of television and radio in Oslo, Norway. His subjects include popular science, politics and medicine.
Colin Greer
Dr. Colin Greer has been President of The New World Foundation since 1985. Before that he was a professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY and founding director of both the University Without Walls at the College of Staten Island. He is the author of The Great School Legend and co-author of The Plain Truth of Things (1997), A Call to Character (1995) and Choosing Equality: The Case for Democratic Schooling (1986), which won the American Library Association's Eli M. Oboler Intellectual Freedom Award. He was a founding editor of Change Magazine and Social Policy Magazine, is a contributing editor to Parade Magazine and is on the advisory board of Child Magazine. Dr. Greer chaired the Funders Committee for Citizen Participation for ten years and was founding chair of the President's Fellows Program (1991-5). He currently chairs the Board of Health Care Without Harm and serves on several other boards and advisory boards.
Tony Curzon Price
Tony Curzon Price was Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy.net from 2007-2012. He received a PhD in economics from University College London (UCL), and worked as a jobbing economist for more than ten years. He founded a high-tech electronics compancy, Arithmatica, in 1998 and lived in Silicon Valley from 2001 to 2004. He has lectured on economics and energy policy to postgraduates at Imperial College, London, and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is currently a member of the openDemocracy board.
Anthony Barnett got a BA at Cambridge University and an MA at Leicester University. A writer and journalist, his books include Iron Britannia (1982), Soviet Freedom (1988), This Time (1997), and a number of edited collections including Town and Country (1998). He was the founding director of Charter 88, the United Kingdom's foremost movement for constitutional reform. He helped to launch openDemocracy.net in 2001 and was its Editor and then its Editor-in-Chief until 2007. He is currently a member of its board.