Speaker - Basil Smikle

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Basil Smikle Jr. is the founder of Basil Smikle Associates, a full-service consulting interest based in New York. His firm relies upon his political and policy background as well as comprehensive partnerships with individuals across the country to provide a one-stop shop for political strategy, policy analysis, and government affairs. The firm also provides comprehensive public relations strategies in difficult political and media environments. He has also consulted on a number of campaigns in New York State and elsewhere in the Country. Basil was previously the State Director for the Lieberman for President Campaign in New York. Among his many responsibilities, he was the political and administration leader for the effort to elect Senator Lieberman from the State. Basil graduated from Cornell University in 1993 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations, concentrating in Labor Law. During his undergraduate studies, Basil received a Community Service award from the University for his work at WVBR-FM, an upstate New York radio station. Basil was both the station’s producer and on-air personality bringing music, news and talk show programming to Upstate New York. In 1996, Basil graduated from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs with a Masters Degree in Public Policy, concentrating in Urban Development. He received the Columbia University Departmental Fellowship and the Public Affairs Research Fellowship.

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Color Blind: The 2008 Race and Beyond

08.05.08 | 01:16:06 min | 2 comments