Brett Bruen

Brett Bruen Keynote Speaker

  • President, Global Situation Room
  • Former Director of Global Engagement at the White House
  • Expert in Using Counter-Crisis Management to Survive & Thrive in an Age of Uncertainty & Upheaval

Brett Bruen's Biography

Brett Bruen uses sophisticated communications strategies to influence the course of crisis and change.

We live in an increasingly uncertain times.  It has never been more difficult to navigate the changes, challenges, and to create new opportunities around the world.  From cyber security to terrorism, threats appear around every corner. During twelve years as a U.S. diplomat, Brett became a specialist in using strategic communications tGlobalo influence the course of crisis and conflict. As Director of Global Engagement at the White House, he coordinated the United States Government’s public diplomacy, international media, crisis communications, and global entrepreneurship programs.  He is now a leading expert on counter-crisis management theory, a term he coined during his time on the U.S. National Security Council. 

A CNN investigation documented his visionary leadership of the US Government’s initial response to Russian propaganda in 2014.  When more than 200 school girls were kidnapped in Nigeria, Brett created the Let Girls Learn campaign, which Marie Claire called, “one of the most critical things to remember from the Obama White House.”  While in the diplomatic service, Brett worked in the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Iraq, Venezuela, Argentina, Zambia, and Eritrea. 

In his current role as President of the Global Situation Room, he runs a consulting firm that specializes in helping clients navigate their most complex communications challenges. He teaches crisis communications at Georgetown University and sits on the boards of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation at Harvard University and the Clinton Institute at University College Dublin.  He is a Columnist for Business Insider and is regularly interviewed by major media outlets on world events.  Brett speaks fluent Spanish and French.

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Videos of Brett Bruen

Legal Counsel’s Role in Crisis Preparedness: Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum
Legal Counsel’s Role in Crisis Preparedness: Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum
Protecting & Promoting Your Brand: A 20/20 Talk presented by the Presidential Precinct Network
Protecting & Promoting Your Brand: A 20/20 Talk presented by the Presidential Precinct Network
Brett Bruen Sky News interview on pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol
Brett Bruen Sky News interview on pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol
Brett Bruen talks to CNN about Russian disinformation
Brett Bruen talks to CNN about Russian disinformation
Chartwell Bites - Brett Bruen (2020)
Chartwell Bites - Brett Bruen (2020)
Chartwell Bites - US Elections 2020
Chartwell Bites - US Elections 2020

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