R.P. writes about: Foreign Affairs

R.P. Eddy is the CEO of Ergo, a world-leading strategy and geopolitical intelligence firm hailed by the Harvard Business Review as “breaking from industry orthodoxy with a radical new model.” He served as a Director at the White House National Security Council, where he led the process to build the first White House policy on pandemic diseases, and as a senior US and UN diplomat. He was Chief of Staff to US Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, and Senior Policy Officer to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, where he was an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, which has since saved over 20 million lives.

Eddy was a Managing Director at the Gerson Lehrman Group and a Team Leader at the Monitor Group. The World Economic Forum honored him as a Global Leader for Tomorrow, and Foreign Policy noted him as one of the U.S.’s “most esteemed terrorism and national security experts.” He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of the Middle East Institute, founder of the Center for Policing Terrorism, which advised NYPD and LAPD counterterrorism after 9/11, and was an associate at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. 

He is coauthor, with Richard Clarke, of the bestselling and award-winning Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. He has a BSc in Neuroscience from Brown University.

Millions of lives lost to catastrophes could have been saved by the advance warning of experts. Can we find those prescient people before the next catastrophe strikes?


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