Rich Benjamin "is Senior Fellow at Demos, a think tank based in New York City. His work at Demos focuses on social alienation, civic engagement and popular culture. He has a background in media, politics and academia. From 2001-2, he was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School. Benjamin has also served as senior editor of The Race Relations Reporter and a campaign staffer for President Clinton's 1996 re-election effort. Rich has lectured on youth, media and American politics in the US and Europe. His commentary has been featured in newspapers nationwide, NPR, Fox Radio, the blogosphere, and many scholarly venues. This scholarship earned professional support from Brown University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
"Benjamin's public service includes serving as senior advisor to Why Tuesday?, a bi-partisan grassroots campaign to increase civic engagement, chaired by Jack Kemp, Bill Bradley and Andrew Young. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Realizing the Dream. Benjamin holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a professional certificate from the New York Film Academy, and a PhD from Stanford."