About Brian Vogt
Brian Vogt is a Senior Advisor at the Partnership for a Secure America. He works as a Program Manager for the National Democratic Institute's Asia program.
In 2004 he co-founded a political advocacy organization, Win Back Respect, that promoted an American foreign policy that engages America’s friends and allies. During the 2004 presidential campaign Win Back Respect produced television advertisements that aired in every battleground state featuring military families whose loved ones were serving in Iraq. Win Back Respect also organized a series of town hall events led by General Wesley Clark. In 2003/04 he also worked as a field organizer with the Howard Dean presidential campaign in Iowa and Michigan.
He has worked for four years with the international nonprofit organization Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, which invests in social entrepreneurs in developing countries. Brian worked with Ashoka’s Asia program and led the organization’s monitoring and evaluation program. He has done field research on post conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone, worked in the microfinance field in Bangalore, India, and served as an international election observer in Indonesia with the Carter Center. He has taught English in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and has twice cycled across the U.S. to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. He has a Masters in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a BA in Political Science from Yale University.
His blog posts reflect his own opinion and not necessarily that of any affiliated organization.
Posts by Brian Vogt:
- Will Senators Have the Midas Touch?, 07 Mar 2011
- Reason for hope in Egypt, 09 Feb 2011
- The State of the Union address is just like junior high school, 24 Jan 2011
- A New START needed for an old political game, 08 Dec 2010
- Making America More Secure by Balancing the Books, 23 Nov 2010
- Afghanistan’s Abu Ghraib, 21 Sep 2010
- Losing the war of ideas at ground zero, 25 Aug 2010
- Where are the helicopters?, 11 Aug 2010
- Pakistan development held hostage by partisan bickering, 30 Jul 2010
- Rules of Engagement, 29 Jun 2010