US Political Polarization in 2020
The French-American Foundation hosted a Zoom event on Tuesday, December 15 at 1:00pm ET to discuss the polarization of the US political process with guest speaker Dan Vallone, Director, More in Common USA, New York, and moderator Maura Corby Sullivan, United States Marine Corps Veteran and Young Leader ’16.
Dan Vallone: Prior to joining More in Common, Dan worked on education policy and innovation at the state and national level. Previously, Dan served six years active duty as an Army infantry officer, with one tour in Afghanistan. Dan graduated from West Point and earned an MA in Contemporary China from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on a Fulbright Scholarship and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Dan lives in New York City.
Maura C. Sullivan: In addition to her service as a former Marine Corps Officer and Iraq War veteran, Ms. Sullivan held a number of senior national security roles in the Obama Administration serving as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, at the Pentagon. Ms. Sullivan led global teams of more than 2,500 civilian and military employees and served as a principal advisor to two cabinet-level secretaries on matters of Intergovernmental Affairs, Public Engagement, Communications, & Adaptive Sports, as well as Mental Health, Military Family, and Gender Integration policies. Ms. Sullivan was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy. She is also a 2016 Young Leader.