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James Glassman

Ambassador Glassman's career spans politics, business, diplomacy, finance, technology, and media. He served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the top strategic communications job in government in 2008-09 and, before that, as chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which directs Voice of America and all government media outreach abroad. He was host of three weekly public affairs TV series on CNN and PBS. He was also president of the Atlantic Monthly, publisher of the New Republic, and editor-in-chief and co-owner of the congressional newspaper Roll Call. For 11 years, he was chief financial columnist for The Washington Post and has written three books on investing. He has written articles that have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Ambassador Glassman has given speeches at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including the National Press Club, Detroit Economic Club, and Chatham House (London). He has been a consultant to some of the world's most important technology companies, including AT&T, Intel, Gilead Sciences, and SAP. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he as managing editor of the daily Crimson.

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