#BlueStarBrief March 2018

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is an international strategic consultancy based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America. We work with public and private sector clients to help solve business and policy challenges in the United States and in emerging markets around the world.

Insight and Analysis

Europe and Latin America Trade

Dan Erikson and Gabriella Ippolito report on recent trade and investment activities that may bring Latin America closer to the European Union.


Stand up for Europe

Etienne Bodard writes about French President Emmanuel Macrons bold strategy ahead of the 2019 EU elections to rebuild a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.


Italy Elections

Susanna Montrone of our London-based partner firm Four Public Affairs, contributes a piece analyzing the results, and implications, of Italy's general election this past weekend.


Dan Erikson Leads Discussion with OAS Secretary General

Dan Erikson moderated a discussion with Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro on Democracy in the Americas hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School Washington DC Alumni Council.

International Women’s Day

On March 8th, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

The theme of this years celebration is #PressForProgress, a call for gender parity. These issues are elaborated on in the International Labor Organization's forthcoming ILO report, World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women in March 2018.

This year, our partners at Women for Women International are leading a special campaign asking people to send a #MessageToMySister to express solidarity and support for women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

Click here to learn more and to send your own personal message.



Dan Erikson Interviewed by Voice of America

Dan Erikson spoke with VOAs Spanish language TV program, Foro Interamericano, about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillersons recent trip to Latin America.

Click here or below to watch.

Tips and Recommendations

Theater in Washington, DC...

Sally Painter recommends...

The Great Society, playing at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

This second half of Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkans depiction of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson follows the president as he navigates an era of civil rights protests, the Vietnam War, and ambitious social policy projects for which his administration is known.

Playing at the Arena Stage through March 11.


What We're Reading...

Jeff Gedmin recommends...

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, by Erik Larson.

The insider story of William Dodd, a University of Chicago history professor who became U.S. Ambassador to Germany in the early years of the Nazi partys rise to power.

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