Chris Hoenig

Co-Founder, Citizens Alliance

About Chris Hoenig

Chris Hoenig is the Co-Founder of Citizens Alliance, a community fighting to grow the world we want, and avoid the one we fear, one child, one family, one citizen at a time. He is also the CEO of The State of the USA. He is an innovator at the leading edge of 21st century civics, a citizen who lives a life of service, a visionary leader schooled in history, a practical executive with a philosophical perspective, an author with a cause, a poet with passion and a father who knows love is the most powerful force on Earth. He is dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s children and families through collaboration on fundamental innovations in lifelong education, civics and citizenship. Over a 40-year career, his path of service took him from research director to public speaker; private enterprise and government service to civil society; artist to innovator; and from entrepreneurship to leadership at the national and global levels. He founded five institutions in business and civil society and worked at several of the world’s leading organizations, including McKinsey & Co., the U.S. Federal Government, IBM and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of The Problem Solving Journey: Your Guide for Making Decisions and Getting Results; The Code: A Good Life as a Global Citizen (forthcoming); The Seed: The Art of Growing Dreams (forthcoming); and The Moment: Citizenship, Civics and Civilization in the 21st Century (forthcoming). He has degrees in history and global affairs from Yale University, Cambridge University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Email:

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Dec 13, 2019

Anuna, After meeting you and hearing your message of inspiration and action at the OECD Forum this year, many of us were determined to take responsibility for raising our collective game in world society. Your thoughtful article here outlines yet more reasons for fundamental change in the systems by which humans govern the world, but it is your actions which speak loudest.  I hope you see the Campaign for Universal Human Responsibilities, which we launched today here on the OECD Forum Network, as a direct outgrowth of your own work, and we hope you will join us in the cause. Our blessings to you for your courage, your humility and your unyielding efforts on behalf of all of us who call Earth "home."

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