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Jack Leslie

September 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: September 2022

Project: “Restoring Trust in Global Health Institutions”


Jack Leslie, a strategic communications executive, and international development activist, came to Bellagio in September of 2022 to write about restoring trust in global health institutions, exploring how major stakeholders in the global health community can collaborate to find new and compelling ways to increase trust. Leslie is the former Chairman of Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading communications and public affairs firms. He is also one of the pioneers of political consulting and stakeholder engagement, having served as political director for Senator Edward Kennedy. Presently he is Senior Advisor of Weber Shandwick and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the US African Development Foundation.

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