#BlueStarBrief April 2019

Insight and Analysis

Senator Pell on Leadership and Civility

By Karen A. Tramontano

Our Karen Tramontano recently spoke at a Salve Regina University celebration of the centennial anniversary of Claiborne Pell's birth, who served as United States Senator from Rhode Island from 1961–1997.

Read Senator Pell's prophetic farewell speech.

David Malpass to be New President of the World Bank Group

By Jesica Lindgren

With new leadership at the World Bank, this week's annual Spring Meetings will focus on issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.

Follow the live events here.

Haiti Announces New Prime Minister

By Daniel P. Erikson

Our Dan Erikson writes that Haiti’s new prime minister will face the same daunting challenges that defied his predecessors, with perhaps fewer tools and more constraints.

Read it here.

Sally Painter Speaks on the Risks of Disinformation
at the Global Baku Forum in Azerbaijan

Karen Tramontano Speaks on International Trade and Transatlantic Relations in Brussels, Belgium

Blue Star Strategies Contributes to Yemen Humanitarian Relief

Blue Star Strategies is proud to support the relief efforts of the Yemen Organization for Humanitarian Relief and Development—Mona Relief.

Mona Relief has been working to help those who have been internally displaced by the Yemen civil war, which began in 2015.

Welcome New Team Members

Blue Star Strategies welcomes aboard two new team member Associates, Diane Thomas and Adrien Mary, to our Europe office serving clients in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium.

Diane and Adrien join us from their previous experiences working at the European Parliament in Brussels, where they gained in-depth knowledge of European decision-making processes and politics.

Diane worked for MEP Mariya Gabriel of Bulgaria, where she focused on migration policy and digital economy issues. Adrien worked for MEP Patrick Le Hyaric of France, where he focused on international trade, employment, and tax evasion issues. Previously, Adrien worked for the public affairs department of the Paris Bar Association.

We are very happy to welcome Diane and Adrien to the team.

Tips and Recommendations

What We're Reading...

Jeremiah Baronberg recommends...

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America, by Mohammed Al Samawi—a young man’s unforgettable story of his harrowing escape from Yemen's brutal civil war with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West.
Fresh, seasonal cuisine... Mexico City

Gabriella Ippolito recommends...

Temporal Restaurante, a destination for locals and visitors alike, focusing on plant-based dishes and creative desserts.

Temporal Restaurante, Cocina de Buen Tiempo Saltillo N° 1 Esquina Nuevo León, Condesa. 06100, Mexico City, Mexico, (55) 5211 5477, (55) 5211 5465


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