Lecture Series Chapter: Building the Better Entrepreneur
Few people understand and can explain the complex ways in which politics, from local to global, affect the economic and entrepreneurial climate for business. Ambassador James Glassman, will share his views on one of the single most important issues in our economy, GDP growth, why it matters, where it’s heading and what it means to our society and businesses of all sizes. Glassman will also share his insight into the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where he is the Founding Executive Director, and the economic impact it can have on our region as well as the significant global scale initiatives being undertaken.
About Ambassador James Glassman
Former Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Economic Expert, Author and Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute
Ambassador James K. Glassman is widely recognized as an expert on economics, finance, technology, and international affairs. As former Undersecretary of State unde George W. Bush, and 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. He is an author of three books, hosts the PBS talk show Ideas and Action and served as executive vice president of U.S. News and World Report and president of the Atlantic Monthly Company, publisher of the New Republic. From 1993 to 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, Los Angeles Times, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, and various other publications. He has also appeared on a wide range of news programs as an economic expert, including The Larry King Show, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes.
Glassman is a former senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, where he focused on matters of economics, finance, and technology. A graduate of Harvard University, Glassman served as a member of the President’s Commission on the 21st Century Workforce and he was also a member of the Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World.