FORA.tv Speaker - Wes Moore

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Biography

Wes Moore is a youth advo­cate, Army com­bat vet­eran, promis­ing busi­ness leader and author.

Moore grad­u­ated Phi Theta Kappa as a com­mis­sioned offi­cer from Val­ley Forge Mil­i­tary Col­lege in 1998 and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins Uni­ver­sity in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in Inter­na­tional Rela­tions. At Johns Hopkins he was hon­ored by the Mary­land Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Fame. He com­pleted an MLitt in Inter­na­tional Rela­tions from Oxford Uni­ver­sity as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. Moore was a para­trooper and Cap­tain in the United States Army, serv­ing a com­bat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the elite 1st Brigade of the 82nd Air­borne Divi­sion in 2005–2006. Moore spear­headed the Amer­i­can strategic sup­port plan for the Afghan Rec­on­cil­i­ation Pro­gram that unites for­mer insur­gents with the new Afghan Gov­ern­ment. He is rec­og­nized as an author­ity on the rise and ram­i­fi­ca­tions of radical Islamism in the West­ern Hemi­sphere. A White House Fel­low from 2006–2007, Moore served as a Spe­cial Assis­tant to Sec­re­tary of State Condoleezza Rice. Fol­low­ing his time at the White House, Moore became an invest­ment pro­fes­sional in New York at Cit­i­group, focus­ing on global technology and alter­na­tive invest­ments. In 2009 he was selected as an Asia Soci­ety Fel­low. Moore was named one of Ebony magazine's "Top 30 Leaders Under 30" for 2007 and Crain's New York Busi­ness' "40 Under 40 Ris­ing Stars" in 2009.

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A Conversation with Wes Moore and Michel Martin

07.07.11 | 01:25:58 min | 0 comments