Joshua Dubois Keynote Speaker
- Director, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2009-13)
- Best-selling Author, "The President's Devotional" (2013)
- Founding Partner, Values Partnerships
Joshua DuBois is one of America’s leading voices on community partnerships, religion in the public square and issues impacting African American men. He is the best-selling author of “The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama” (2013).
Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in President Obama’s first term and was called the President’s “Pastor-in-Chief” by TIME Magazine. He spearheaded the White House’s work on responsible fatherhood, grassroots community partnerships and religion in foreign affairs, and brought together religious leaders from across the ideological spectrum to tackle the nation’s biggest challenges.
Joshua now leads a consulting firm, Values Partnerships, that creates faith-based partnerships for the public, private and non-profit sectors, teaches at Princeton University, and is the weekly religion and values columnist for The Daily Beast. Joshua is a frequent media commentator and his work with faith-based organisations has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News’ This Week, PBS Newshour, CNN and elsewhere. He has also has authored four cover stories for Newsweek magazine, including a seminal piece entitled “The Fight for Black Men” which historian Taylor Branch called “stunning.”