WASHINGTON, January 19—Tom Carver, a twenty-year veteran of the BBC, will join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as vice president for communications and strategy.
Currently senior vice president at Chlopak, Leonard & Schechter, Carver will oversee the communications efforts of the Endowment’s Washington headquarters and its offices in Moscow, Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels. Carver served as the BBC’s Washington correspondent for seven years, covering the White House and two presidential campaigns (2000 and 2004). During his distinguished tenure at the BBC, Carver also covered the first Gulf War, Bosnian War, and Rwandan genocide, reported from 20 African countries, and traveled widely through the Middle East.
Making the announcement, Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Endowment, said:
"We are thrilled that Tom will be leading our global communications team. As an award-winning journalist and leading communications strategist, he is uniquely suited for this position. With his deep knowledge of international affairs and global policy, Tom will be an invaluable asset to Carnegie’s efforts in building the first global think tank."
"I am delighted to be joining Carnegie. In the face of serious international challenges—a shifting balance of power, security and proliferation threats, a fragile economic recovery, and climate change—there has rarely been a more important time for a think tank such as Carnegie with its deep knowledge of world affairs. It will be a privilege to help shape Carnegie’s global strategy in the years ahead."
Tom Carver is currently 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.
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