Steven Hill (www.steven-hill.com), the author of 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy: A More Perfect Union—2012 Election Edition (10Steps.net) and Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age (EuropesPromise.org), is the former director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation.
A columnist and political professional based in the United States with two decades of experience in politics. Hill is also the author of Whose Vote Counts (with Rob Richie) and Fixing Elections: The Failure of America’s Winner Take All Politics, which has been called "the most important book on American democracy that has come out in many years." Mr. Hill has been widely published and quoted in media around the world. His articles and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Washington Monthly, Salon.com, TruthDig, American Prospect, Die Zeit, International Politik (Germany), Prospect (UK), ESharp (Brussels), Le Monde Diplomatique, Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey), Prague Post, Courrier Japon, Taiwan News, Korea Herald, Toronto Star, India Times, Burma Digest, Egypt Daily News, Roll Call, The Hill, Sierra, Ms., San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle and many other leading publications. He writes a monthly column for Social Europe Journal.
Mr. Hill has appeared on international, national and local radio and television programs, including the BBC, NPR, Pacifica, Sirius, Fox News and others, and he has lectured widely in the United States and Europe. He is a co-founder of FairVote and former director of the political reform program at the New America Foundation.
At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.