Board of Directors
The Directors of openDemocracy USA are charged with raising and disbursing funds to appropriate
programs and organizations. They meet (or teleconference) four times a year.
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. He is a pro-bono non-executive Director of openDemocracy Ltd.
is Managing Editor of the citizen media website Global Voices Online. The project was founded at the Berkman Center, Harvard School of Law, and is partly funded by Reuters. 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.
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
is Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy.net. 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)
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 is now its Editor in Chief and a member of its Board.