2019 July

man speaking at global conference

30 Jul: The Foreign Policy of Global Business

Conversations about politics and social issues with people who hold views different than your own are particularly difficult now. These conversations are always challenging, but when people function in an echo chamber hearing their own beliefs from everyone around them (and likely in the media they consume), it’s even more difficult to offer a different viewpoint.
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30 Jul: Staying True to Your Mission in Uncertain Times

There are plenty of people who specialize in crisis communications, supplying colorful dispatches from conflict zones, advising candidates in heated political races and seeking to mitigate gritty public scandals. And although I did work for California’s governor during a very public, and very ugly, recall election, today I do a far different, and frankly far tamer, type of communications work.