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Tuesday 17 November 2020


Jordan Blashek and Christopher Haugh

Businessman, military veteran and author; Speechwriter and author

Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground

Hot on the heels of the US election, Jordan and Chris will be sharing their insights on what we can do to help bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans.

Christopher Haugh

Christopher is a writer from Berkeley, California. After graduating from UC-Berkeley, Chris started speechwriting as an intern in the Obama White House. He went on to join the US Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff where he served as a speechwriter to the Secretary. In 2018, Chris graduated from Yale Law School where he was a Yale Journalism Scholar. Chris is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York.

Jordan Blashek

Jordan is a businessman, military veteran, and writer from Los Angeles, California. After college, Jordan spent five years in the US Marine Corps as an infantry officer, serving two combat tours overseas. He holds degrees from Yale Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Princeton University. Jordan is based in New York, where he invests in entrepreneurial efforts to grow the American middle class as part of Schmidt Futures, a new philanthropic venture created by Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

"Chris and Jordan's odyssey across America is rich with lessons for us all. Giving hope to those who want to believe 'there's more to America than gladiatorial politics, ' -that a collective and singular identity exists among Americans - this account provides a foundation for national purpose absent the scorching rhetoric of our time."

General Jim Mattis, U.S. Marines (ret)