Review Committee

Thanks to our esteemed reviewers for the inaugural Civvys - we couldn’t have done it without you.


Peter Levine

Peter Levine is the Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. He has secondary appointments in the Tufts Philosophy Department, the Tufts Political Science Department, and the Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. He was the founding deputy director (2001-6) and then the second director (2006-15) of Tisch College’s CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, which he continues to oversee as an associate dean.


Betsy Hawkins

Betsy Wright Hawkins is the Director of the Governance Program at the Democracy Fund, a bipartisan foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Focusing on principled leadership and effective governance, Betsy leads the Democracy Fund’s mission to invest in approaches that help our elected leaders deliberate, negotiate, and serve the American people. 


David Sawyer

David Sawyer is Partner of Converge, a team of strategists and designers who partner with others to tackle complex social and environmental problems. He is also President of Context, a consulting firm with practice areas in strategy, leadership, and culture.

Sawyer is a strategy guy for a better world, specializing in networks, design, and systems thinking. He is active across all sectors and has played key roles in a variety of fields: education reform, national service, social entrepreneurship, women & girls, venture philanthropy, and environmental preservation.