Tom Carver is vice president for communications and strategy at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as senior vice president at Chlopak, Leonard & Schechter, a Washington-based strategic communications consultancy. A former award-winning journalist, Carver worked for the BBC from 1984 to 2004.
Prior to joining CLS in 2008, Carver headed the Washington office of Control Risks, one of the world’s leading political risk consultancies.
Carver spent seven years as the BBC’s Washington correspondent. During that time, he covered September 11 and its aftermath, two presidential election campaigns and accompanied President Clinton, President Bush, and Vice President Cheney on numerous international trips.
Carver spent three years based in Africa as the BBC’s correspondent. He reported from Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, chronicled the collapse of South African apartheid and the start of the Rwandan genocide.
His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the London Review of Books, the London Sunday Times, the Observer, and the New Statesman. He was a guest lecturer at the British War College. Carver was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his coverage of the September 11 crisis. He is author of the bestselling book, Where the Hell Have You Been?, an account of his father’s escape from POW camp in World War II.