Speaker - Tova Andrea Wang

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Tova Andrea Wang, a democracy fellow at The Century Foundation, is also vice president for research at Common Cause. She is a nationally known expert on election reform, and works on other issues related to civil rights and liberties as well.

She was the executive director of The Century Foundation's Post-2004 Election Reform Working Group, comprised of many of the most preeminent election law scholars in the country. In 2001, she was staff person to the National Commission on Federal Election Reform -- co-chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford -- of which The Century Foundation was a co-sponsor.

Prior to joining The Century Foundation, Wang was the deputy director of public policy at The Kamber Group, a public relations and political consulting firm; deputy director of an investigation into misconduct and disciplinary practices at the New York City Police Department for the Office of the Public Advocate; and an independent political consultant and campaign staff member for a number of national and statewide political and advocacy campaigns.

Wang is the author of several election reform reports and wrote the widely remarked-upon 2006 report on voter fraud and voter intimidation for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

Her commentary on election reform has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the National Journal, the Associated Press, the Nation, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, the New York Daily News, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the American Prospect, and Campaigns and Elections, among other media outlets.

Wang has frequently appeared on national radio and television, including C-SPAN's Washington Journal, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR. She has spoken at a number of national election reform conferences and forums, provided her expertise to members of Congress, and given expert testimony regarding the new federal election reform law before the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate, the New York State Board of Elections, and the New York City Council.

She is coeditor (with Greg Anrig) of Immigration's New Frontiers: Experiences from the Emerging Gateway States (Century Foundation Press, 2006).

She is an attorney, a 1996 graduate of New York University School of Law, and a magna cum laude graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University.

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