More about the Heise Brothers

Three Brothers: Justice, Equality and the Future 


Paul Heise, formerly a member of the State and Labor Departments, served as a trade negotiator in Geneva, Switzerland under President Jimmy Carter. He is an emeritus economics professor with a Ph.D. from The New School in New York, a master’s in public administration from Harvard and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown. He is a published author on Adam Smith and on trade and employment. He writes a bi-weekly op-ed newspaper column and blog on politics and the economy.


Kenan Heise, a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, was a staff writer for 34 years with the Chicago Tribune.  He is the author of a number of books including The Book of the Poor and the forthcoming He Writes About Us. The Marion Street Press is the publisher of both titles.


Joris John Heise, an educator, has taught in colleges some of the 12 languages he studied, as well as courses in humanities and history, and, as a teacher of special education, such subjects as “colors” to retarded adolescents.  He has edited and written for The Complete Idiot’s Guide series, published Literature: Discovering Ourselves through Great Books, and edited material of many kinds, including poetry, history and theology. He has degrees in philosophy, English and theology.