User Profile for John Halpin (jhalpin)
Bio: John Halpin is Senior Fellow and Executive Speechwriter at the Center for American Progress focusing on the foundations of progressive thought, communications, and public opinion analysis. He has written extensively on the civic republican and faith traditions of the common good, and is currently developing a multi-year project to increase public awareness of the progressive movement's core values and philosophy, its history and icons, and its approach to governing. Halpin also serves as the Head of Executive Speechwriting for CAP, directing and writing reports, analytical memos, op-eds, and special projects for the Center, as well as speeches for John Podesta and the executive committee members. Halpin has been with American Progress since 2003, serving as the Director of Research and a Communications Advisor. Prior to joining American Progress, Halpin was as a Senior Associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, providing strategic guidance and opinion research for political campaigns and issue organizations. In this capacity, he managed quantitative and qualitative research for the 2000 Gore campaign, the British Labour Party, the Austrian Social Democrats, and a range of congressional, state legislative, and initiative campaigns in the U.S. He also managed organizational efforts for SEIU, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the Open Society Institute. Halpin received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his M.A. in American politics and political theory from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Joined: Feb 18 '08
Last login: Feb 20 '08