Thane Rosenbaum
Creative Director, FOLCS

Thane is a novelist, essayist, and Distinguished Professor at Touro College where he directs the Forum on Life, Culture & Society (“FOLCS”). He is the author of the widely praised novels, How Sweet It Is! , The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and the novel-in-stories, Elijah Visible. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Slate, Salon, Huffington Post, and Daily Beast, among other national publications.

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Olivia Simon
Producer, FOLCS

Olivia Simon graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor’s of Science in International Politics. While in school, she wrote a column for The Hoya and participated in the Georgetown University Women in Leadership network.

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