Dr. David I. Orenstein is a tenured full professor of Anthropology at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. He is the co-author of two books, the 2015 Godless Grace: How Non-Believers are Making the World Safer, Richer and Kinder, and the 2019 publication of Darwin’s Apostles. A primatologist by early training he has written for numerous national and international freethinker and science publications.
Dr. Orenstein is a civil and human rights activist, formally representing the American Humanist Association at the United Nations through the NGO/DPI program. He is also a sought-after speaker on human rights, science education, and evolution acceptance.
Dr. Orenstein currently serves on the board of several local and national freethought and science organizations. Most notably as President of The Secular Humanist Society of New York, as a member of the Advisory Council of AAI, and as a member of the Broader Social Impacts Committee of the Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has served on the board of the Center for Freethought Equality.