Kris Notaro served as Managing Director of the IEET from 2012 to 2015. He is currently an IEET Rights of the Person Program Director.
Kris earned his BS in Philosophy from Charter Oak State College in Connecticut. He is currently the Bertrand Russell Society’s Vice-President for Website Technology. He has worked with the Bertrand Russell A/V Project at Central Connecticut State University, producing multimedia materials related to philosophy and ethics for classroom use. He has been a strong advocate for the distribution of open source and free software, especially in connection with the Linux operating system.
His academic concentration has been on Consciousness Studies and Philosophy of Mind, relating both to techno-progressive politics and current and future understandings of the nature of consciousness, and he closely follows technological advances illuminating neuroscience, consciousness, and the ongoing brain/mind debate.
A believer in the integral relationship between technological advances and their social implications, he has an extensive history as a progressive activist, having worked for ACORN, HUD, Working Families Party, House Democrats, and progressive candidates for state office in Connecticut. He has attended and organized dozens of progressive events and protests around the U.S. and Canada opposing war, racism, imperialism, and the unjust consequences of globalization, and advocating, socioeconomic justice, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights.