CIR Board of Directors
Jeremy A. Rabkin (Chairman) is a professor of International Law at the George Mason Law School. Professor Rabkin is an expert in government regulation, bureaucracy, public law and policy, and the judiciary. Professor Rabkin received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 1983.
Larry P. Arnn is President of Hillsdale College. Dr. Arnn previously served as the President of the Claremont Institute in Southern California. While there he was the founding chairman of the California Civil Rights Initiative (Proposition 209), which prohibits race preferences in state hiring, contracting and admissions. Dr. Arnn has a Masters and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.
Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. In 2005, Dr. George won a Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement and the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liberal Arts of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School and earned a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.
James B. Mann, Esq. is General Counsel of SunLight General Capital LLC. Previously, Mr. Mann served as Director of Structured Finance of Soltage, Inc., Director of Derivative Products Group of Societé Generale, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and General Counsel of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He received an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Arthur Stephen Penn, Esq. is President of Elmrock Capital, Inc. Prior to the founding of Elmrock, Mr. Penn was a practicing attorney in New York City. He earned his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1961 and his B.A. from Cornell in 1956.
James Piereson is President of the William E. Simon Foundation. He is the former executive director and trustee of the John M. Olin Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 1981, Mr. Piereson was a member of the political science faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
Terence J. Pell, Esq. is President of CIR. Prior to working for CIR, Mr. Pell served as General Counsel and Chief of Staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy. From 1985 through 1988, Mr. Pell was a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. He received his law degree from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Haverford College.
Gerald Walpin, Esq. is a retired senior partner of of KMZ Rosenman, formerly Rosenman & Colin, in New York. Mr. Walpin served as the Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) from January 2007 until June 2009. He received his law degree from Yale University.
Mark S. Venezia, retired from Eaton Vance Management at the end of 2012. There he was Vice President, founder and Director of the Global Fixed Income Department, and portfolio manager of mutual funds including the Global Macro Absolute Return Fund. Mr. Venezia was previously Vice President of Network Utilities, the first options pricing software provider to run off of a personal computer network. He left in 1984, to start Eaton Vance's first mortgage-backed securities fund. Mr. Venezia is a C.F.A. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, M.A. in Philosophy (A.B.D.) from the University of Illinois, and B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. He is currently a student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University.
Last revised: 06-Jun-2013