Jordan Blashek & Christopher Haugh
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Jordan Blashek and Christopher Haugh’s timely Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground, is the just-released story of the two friends’ three-year journey across America. One a Republican and one a Democrat, they traveled together through 44 states and along 20,000 miles of road to find out exactly where the American experiment stands at the close of the second decade of the 21st Century.
Jordan is a military veteran and businessman from Los Angeles. After college, he spent five years in the US Marine Corps as an infantry officer, serving two combat tours overseas, in Afghanistan and the Middle East. He holds degrees from Yale Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Princeton University. He is based in New York, where he invests in entrepreneurial efforts to grow the American middle class as part of Schmidt Futures, a new philanthropic venture created by Eric and Wendy Schmidt.
Christopher is a speechwriter and journalist from the Bay Area. He attended UC Berkeley and Oxford University and started speechwriting as an intern in the Obama White House. He went on to join the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff where he served as a speechwriter to the Secretary. In 2018, he graduated from Yale Law School where he was a Yale Journalism Scholar. Chris is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York.
Arjun Moorthy is CEO and co-founder the Factual– a company that finds and delivers the most credible stories on the most important news topics using a transparent, unbiased machine-learning engine.
Arjun has always been passionate about news and was Editor-in-chief of The Stanford Reporter. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and The Next Web, is featured in the award-winning book Savvy: Navigating Fakeness, and writes regularly about the news industry and startups. He’s an active speaker in community forums in the Bay Area. Prior to founding The Factual, Arjun was Vice President of Business Development at HubSpot, the industry leader in inbound marketing. Arjun has a computer engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Stanford University.
“Our hope is that Union will play some small part in an ongoing effort to bring Americans a little bit closer together. We wrote it, and reported it, and remembered it, with that in mind“
– Jordan Blashek & Chris Haugh
Get ready to join Jordan and Christopher in conversation, Wednesday August 5th.
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