Google Idea's Jared Cohen to Speak at HITEC 2012 Closing Keynote Session
"The hospitality industry's international reach makes it important for all of us to understand the regional conditions across the globe," said HITEC Chair Allison Morris, CHTP, senior IT manager for Caesars Entertainment, Inc. "Jared Cohen's unique mix of foreign policy experience and technology insight will help attendees tie together their professional field – technology – and how it fits within our global society."
Cohen is politically transcendent and has served as a close adviser to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. At the Department of State, he helped architect the vision of "21st century statecraft" and key foreign policy initiatives and strategies related to counter-terrorism, the Middle East and how to address a growing youth bulge around the world. In addition to being the youngest member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff ever appointed, Cohen is also a two-time recipient of the Secretary of State's Meritorious Honor Award. He earned this distinguished honor in both the Bush and Obama administrations.
He was selected by the Huffington Post as one of its "Top 100 Game Changers," and by social enterprise Devex as one of its "40 Under 40." Recently, he was named by Vanity Fair as part of their 2011 The Next Establishment, which recognizes rising talent in technology, media, policy and business.
Cohen is an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher. He is currently writing a book related to how technology transforms the distribution of power around the world and is the author of Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East and One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide. He received his BA from Stanford University and his M.Phil in International Relations where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
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