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“What’s Next?” with Ben Chang

“What’s Next?” with Ben Chang

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This Week’s Episode

On this week’s episode of ‘What’s Next?’ Maggie Feldman-Piltch speaks with Ben Chang about the role of diplomacy in national security, and if Foreign Service Officers would get more “love” if Alexander Hamilton had been Secretary of State instead of Treasury.

Benjamin Chang is Managing Director, U.S. Public Affairs And Crisis Practice at Burson-Marsteller, a leading strategic communications and global public relations firm. Chang was previously the Vice President and Events Editor for the Los Angeles Times. He also served as Associate Administrator for Communications and Public Liaison at the Small Business Administration. From 2012 to 2015, he was the Senior Vice President for Communications at the Albright Stonebridge Group. He previously worked in the Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs as Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning and Crisis Communications, and as the Director for Press and Communications at the National Security Council during both the Bush and Obama Administrations.

About “What’s Next?”

“What’s Next?” is American Security Project’s weekly, non-partisan podcast series featuring interviews with national security leaders and critical issue experts. Each episode runs about 30 minutes- making it the perfect addition to your DC commute.

Hosted by Maggie Feldman-Piltch and produced by Matthew Wallin, the conversations go beyond the dinner party commentary and offer guests the opportunity to discuss their vision for security in the 21st century, the strategy that vision requires, and what it means for America going forward- in less time than it takes you to get to work. With topics ranging from geo-economics to nuclear security, cultural diplomacy to energy security and asymmetric operations, “What’s Next?” is one of the many ways ASP works to raise the American public’s understanding of complex security issues we face.