Doug Schuler is the president of the Public Sphere Project, an initiative devoted to the study and promotion of civic intelligence. He is Professor Emeritus at the Evergreen State College and the former chair of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. He is co-founder of the Seattle Community Network, a free public access system launched in 1993, and the co-author of Liberating Voices. For many years, he has worked on deliberative systems, including e-Liberate, an online system that allows people to conduct distributed meetings using Roberts Rules of Order. He holds an MS in computer science from the University of Washington.