On August 27, members and friends of WorldDenver were treated to a live, in-studio interview with Oliver Dowden, Senior Political Adviser to British Prime Minister, David Cameron. Colorado State of Mind host Cynthia Hessin interviewed Mr. Dowden at the Rocky Mountain PBS studio in downtown Denver. After the short interview, the cameras were turned off and the audience had the opportunity to ask Mr. Dowden questions offline.
In the past few months, there has been controversy stirring Great Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron’s administration; specifically, the problem of too many civil servants and too few political advisers in the administration. This has become a major issue and cause of concern because the civil servants are passing policies without regard for how the policies are being perceived, and there are not enough political advisers to oversee and troubleshoot the policies that are being passed.
“You can care about your country, but you also need to care about its place in the world.” With this, Ambassador (Ret.) Robert Beecroft summed up his talk on the role of diplomacy in United States International Relations. On July 25, at the Lakewood Country Club, Amb. Beecroft gave the group of about fifty World Denver members and friends a quick view into the gut of the Foreign Service.
After taking a moment to acknowledge and express his condolences for the recent shootings in Aurora, Amb.
Daniel B. Wright is the Founder, President, and CEO of the US-China strategic advisory firm, the Greenpoint Group. www.greenpoint-group.com/
Dr. Wright has three decades of China experience building bridges between people, resources, and public policy between the United States and China. Dr. Wright was formerly Senior Vice President and China practice head of the Albright Stonebridge Group. Previously, he served at the U.S. Treasury Department as Managing Director for China and the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED), providing strategic counsel to the Treasury Secretary Henry M.
As the 36th Chief of Staff of the US Army from April 2007 to 2011, General Casey led what is arguably the world’s largest and most complex organization — 1.1 million people strong, with a $200+ billion annual budget — during one of the most extraordinary periods in military and global political history. He is widely credited with restoring balance to the war-weary US Army, modernizing and leading the transformation necessary to defend our nation in the 21st Century, and ensuring the current force deployed in the war on terror was the best this country has ever fielded.