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John Podesta

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

John Podesta is the founder and chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.

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Europe Matters in the British Election Article
Conservative party leader David Cameron reaches out to shake hands with a supporter as he leaves the Battersea Power Station with his wife Samantha. (AP/Oli Scarf)

Europe Matters in the British Election

John Podesta argues that the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States is still important for transatlantic ties.

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