Seminar: Wars, Disasters and Political Intrigue: Communicating During Crisis

Bob Jensen and Mark Pfeifle will share lessons learned and provide stories from their experiences in war zones, disaster zones and at the White House. Among the senior roles they've held, Mark was Deputy National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush and Bob served as a spokesman for both the National Security Council and the US Embassy in Baghdad.

They will talk about communicating strategically about Iraq, Afghanistan, the Haiti earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and Hurricane Sandy, as well as dealing with political issues and crises.

Anyone studying or working in communication, political science, military affairs, emergency management or public administration will find this public seminar interesting and filled with ideas and lessons to take away.


Bob Jensen brings more than 35 years of experience across a broad spectrum of assignments both inside and outside of the U.S. government, most recently as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Mark Pfeifle is founder and president of the strategy and communications firm, Off the Record Strategies. Mark was deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for strategic communication and global outreach at the White House from 2007 to 2009. Whether operating in the public, private or nonprofit sectors, Mark is a leader in crisis communications, digital media, cybersecurity, and has expertise and deep experience in planning and successfully executing high-impact policies and strategies.

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