Res Publica "ran as a pilot project in Sierra Leone in 2001-2002. It was formally launched in December of 2003. It has three full-time fellows, supported by a broader network of “Friends of Res Publica” and a Global Advisory Board. It is based in New York." 
"Our Advisory Board changes each year with each new project we do. The following is our advisory board for 2006, for our next project on building an online activist community dedicated to ethical globalization
- Anthony Barnett, Editor in Chief, OpenDemocracy.net.
- Dai Qing, celebrated Chinese journalist and environmental activist, and opponent of the Three Gorges Dam
- Clare Short, former UK Sec. of State for International Development, resigned over Iraq war, current member of Parliament.
- Soha Ali Khan, Indian Bollywood film star, also Oxford/LSE graduate, has worked with the Ford Foundation and Citigroup.
- Baroness Glenys Kinnock, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of Parliamentarians for Global Action, President of One World Action.
- Eli Pariser, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MoveOn.org PAC.
- Sanjeev Khagram, Co-Director of the Transnational Studies Initiative of Harvard University and the University of Washington, a prominent scholar of transnational civil society networks
- Andrew Graham, former Economic Advisor to the UK Prime Minister and current Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Co-Founder of the Oxford Institute for the Internet and Society
- Kofi Woods, Reebok Human Rights award winner and prominent Liberian human rights activist, Founder and Director of the Foundation for International Dignity.
- Zainab Bangura, African anti-corruption and women’s rights activist, former World Bank civil society advisor, and former board member of the Open Society Institute West Africa and the International Crisis Group.
- John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Clinton and President and CEO of the Center for American Progress
- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.