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Stanley Greenberg        

World-Renowned Pollster and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Elects and Advises National Leaders with a Deep Knowledge of Social and Economic Currents

Described by major media as the De Niro of all political consultants, acts as a sort of peoples truth squad, one of the most important people of the 21st century, with a list of clients thats a who's who in center-left world leaders. Stan Greenberg has served as polling advisor to presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and dozens of tough campaigns in the US and around the world, including President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Nelson Mandela, as well as the national leaders in Israel, Europe and Latin America.

Stan offers frank, smart, and real-time insights into campaigns, political trends in the US and globally and into our uncertain economic future. He has an insider vantage point into moments of great change and bold leadership.

Greenbergs corporate clients include Boeing, Microsoft and other global companies.

Stans new book with James CarvilleIts the Middle Class Stupid!is a spirited and serious appeal to the country to put the middle class at the center of our politics and national agenda.

Stan and James founded Democracy Corps, the leading organization providing in-depth research and strategic advice to progressive groups, candidates and leaders. When Karl Rove listed in The Wall Street Journal 10 steps to regain the Republican majority, step one was to create a Democracy Corps.

Stans book, Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leadersled George Stephanopoulos to conclude, No single strategist has done more to lay the foundation for modern progressive politicsacross the globe.

He conducts the bi-partisan polls for NPR, The LA Times and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Stan has featured in award-winning documentaries, including The War Room and Our Brand is Crisis.

Stan conducts polls for the Israel Project in the US, Europe and the Arab world, as well as the Nobel-prize winning campaign to ban land mines and the for NGOs dealing with climate change, aging, womens advocacy and political reform.

Stan was inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame. The New Yorker reported Ehud Baraks victory in 1999 as either a "stunning upset for the country's Labor Party or... just another Greenberg client taking his place as the head of state." Republican pollster Frank Luntz says, "Stan Greenberg scares the hell out of me. He doesn't just have a finger on the people's pulse; he's got an IV injected into it. He's the best."

He also wrote The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break It and Middle Class Dreams that put the spotlight on Reagan Democrats. Those insights made him the principal polling advisor to the Democratic Leadership Council during the formative years of change (1988-1994) for the Democratic Party.

Stan founded the company in 1980 after a decade of teaching at Yale University where he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was educated at Miami University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D.

Speech Topics

Leadership in an Age of Globalization

Stan offers a unique window into bold leadership in times of change. Stan was pollster to President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak and President Nelson Mandela during historic changes, and he shares their stories in Dispatches from the War Roomwhich, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, captures the way great leaders have struggled to succeed in their missions. Rich in anecdotes, Stan focuses on leaders educative roles, while respecting how voters and consumers reach judgments. His understanding of leadership in the face of current global economic uncertainties is informed by his current work electing national leaders and with global companies.

The Big Trends That Will Tell You the Future

Stan Greenbergs passion is understanding the American voter, not just in a surface way but with monthly surveys and in-depth interviews and the person who gave voice to the Reagan Democrats a voice. Stan speaks about two major long-term dynamics that gave us the upheavals of 2008 and 2010. First are the two coalitions that Stan wrote about in The Two Americas that culturally and demographically divide the country. Second is the episodic revolt of the white working-class voter. His analysis makes clear why the campaigns did what they did in 2012 and how future elections may play out. He speaks from the experience as lead pollster for winning presidential campaigns.

Its the Middle Class, Stupid!

Stan Greenberg is the reasoned co-author with James Carville of Its the Middle Class, Stupid!a humorous, engaging account of the radical changes in America that are producing immense uncertainty, but also opportunity for new policy directions. No one is in a better position to speak with real authority and real data on the changing character of the country and changing future. He brings to this topic deep research on the economy, economic thinking and how people are adjusting to the new economy and globalization. He offers a partisan but self-critical perspective on the new economics, new politics and new policies in 2013 and beyond.

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