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Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. He is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. Van is the best-selling author of the definitive book on green jobs: The Green-Collar Economy. He served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009, and is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress and holds a joint appointment at Princeton University. Van was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009.