Ambassador James Glassman

Ambassador James Glassman

Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, Financial Columnist, Diplomat and Author

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Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, Financial Columnist, Diplomat and Author

Ambassador James K. Glassman is widely recognized as an expert on economics, finance, technology, and international affairs. With a career that spans the fields of business, politics, media, and government, he has a unique, multi-discipline perspective on the complex financial matters that weigh most on American business. Glassman is able to zoom in on the individual policies and financial issues that dominate the headlines and then zoom out to put them in a broader economic and political context. He has a knack for making complicated ideas understandable and exciting, and he’s been widely praised for his skills as a moderator. He is also currently a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investor advisory committee. Glassman addresses economics, finance, and global affairs and looks at how the intersection of politics and economics affects business.

Books

Glassman is the author of four books on finance, best-selling Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting from the Coming Rise in the Stock Market, The Secret Code of the Superior Investor: How to Be a Long-Term Winner in a Short-Term World, Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence, and The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs.

Journalism

He has had a long career in journalism, serving as president of the Atlantic Monthly Company, publisher of the New Republic, editor-in-chief and co-owner of Roll Call, and executive vice president of U.S. News & World Report. From 1993–2004, he was the primary financial columnist for the Washington Post, and his articles on finance, economics, and foreign policy have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, and more. He currently writes a monthly column for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Diplomat

Glassman also served as under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, where he directed the government’s strategic communications. Among his accomplishments was bringing new internet technology to bear on outreach to foreign publics, which he christened “Public Diplomacy 2.0.” He was praised for his swift successes, his bipartisanship, and his pioneering use of new technologies.

“James K. Glassman, as they say in Washington, gets it…Unlike his failed predecessors, Glassman has finally figured out how to sell the American idea abroad.”--Newsweek 

Economic Expert

His extensive television experience includes a three-year stint as host of Capital Gang Sunday, the weekly CNN public affairs panel show, and a similar period as host of PBS’s TechnoPolitics and Ideas in Action, which explores public policy issues, from teacher pay to the use of Internet in the opposition movement in Iran. He has also appeared on a wide range of news programs as an economic expert and frequently moderates finance and political shows. He served as the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well.

Education

A graduate of Harvard University, Glassman served as a member of the President’s Commission on the 21st Century Workforce and was a member of the Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World. He was also a senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, where he focused on economics, finance, and technology, and is the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute. Lastly, he is the CEO of Public Affairs Engagement.

What's Ahead for the Economy?

As current events show us, there is no topic more urgent today than the fate of the global economy. With experience in business, media, and government, there is no expert more knowledgeable to explain what it all means than James Glassman. Glassman makes a sober, realistic assessment of the current economic situation, but his outlook is generally upbeat. While his experience in government tells him that governmental intervention has a more limited positive affect than most expect, his faith in American entrepreneurship encourages a belief that a recovery may come sooner than the pundits are predicting. Glassman partakes in an engaging question and answer session and answers your questions on: - How government action like the stimulus package, tax cuts or increases and measures to shore up financial institutions can help turn the economy around - What are the best business and investment strategies to weather the storm

Persuasion: How to Change Minds

Persuasion is the business ALL of us are in. We are always selling, convincing, trying to get others to do what we want them to do. Glassman draws on his time as the top communications official at the State Department, his years as a newspaper and magazine editor and writer and his experience as host of three public affairs shows on television in this presentation to refute the widespread notion that the best rational arguments prevail. Instead, he shows that people make their decisions mainly on the basis of intuition—an initial, automatic, unthinking response sharing with audiences how to get those responses to work for you. His presentation is very engaging, fun and full of real-life experiences beginning with his opening line “Once upon a time in Paris…”—audiences will leave with practical lessons that they can apply to their business and personal lives.

Unfinished Business: The Intersection of Politics, Policy, and the Economy

James Glassman discusses how Congress’ “kicking the can down the road” strategy (in terms of dealing with potential budget cuts, reduced spending, and tax increases) will ultimately affect the American economy. With the self-evident viewpoint that this strategy is not sustainable, he explains how and when this business will have to come to a head and what the protraction means for the American public now and in the future. He also details his ideas for fixing both the economy and this political process of avoidance.

  • Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence
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  • Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market
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  • The Secret Code of the Superior Investor: How to Be a Long-Term Winner in a Short-Term World
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  • Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence
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  • Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market
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