2017 Judges

2017 Judges

Jonathan CapehartJonathan Capehart, Opinion Writer, The Washington Post: Jonathan Capehart is a member of The Washington Post’s editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog. He is also an MSNBC contributor, appearing regularly on Hardball and other programs. Prior to joining the Post in 2007, Capehart was the deputy editor of New York Daily News’ editorial page from 2002 to 2005. He served as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his successful campaign for mayor of New York City, as a national affairs columnist for Bloomberg News from 2000 to 2001, and as a member of the Daily News editorial board from 1993 to 2000. Capehart and the Daily News editorial board won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their series on the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Capehart hosts the podcast Cape Up, available on iTunes and Stitcher.
  

  

Rabia ChaudryRabia Chaudry, Co-Host and Co-Producer, Undisclosed: Rabia Chaudry is an attorney and the Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), where she researches the intersection of religion and violent extremism. Her regions of interest are Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She is also the co-host and co-producer of the hit podcast Undisclosed, with more than 100 million downloads.

Prior to her work with USIP, Chaudry served as an International Security Fellow at the New America Foundation (NAF), where she led a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) community project in partnership with Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Her work at NAF focused on the empowerment of American Muslim communities in social media advocacy. Chaudry also is the founder of the Safe Nation Collaborative, a CVE training firm. Safe Nation Collaborative works on two fronts: providing CVE and cultural competency training to law enforcement, correctional, and homeland security officials, and providing national security and CVE training to Muslim communities and institutions.
  
 
Mike de la RochaMike de la Rocha, Founder and CEO, Revolve Impact: Mike de la Rocha is a strategist, musician, and one of the most effective change makers of our generation. As the co-founder and CEO of Revolve Impact, a social impact agency that utilizes arts and culture to transform global power, politics, and people, Mike has co-orchestrated several of the largest policy victories and cultural shifts of the last 30 years. Highlights include founding Artists for 47, a coalition assembled to pass California’s historic Proposition 47, which has impacted more than one million Californians and led to the largest record change effort in US history; launching the Justice Policy Network, the country’s first fellowship focused on increasing the number of leaders in the government sector advancing a new justice agenda; and developing John Legend’s #FREEAMERICA campaign to end mass incarceration. He is one of GOOD Magazine’s top 100 people changing the world, the 2017 recipient of the AFL-CIO's Justice, Peace, and Freedom Award, a Shorty Social Good Award for Social Justice recipient, and a top innovator in America, as listed by Stanford Social Innovation Review.