Dan Morrison

Senior Advisor, Acumen; Adjunct Professor, Strategic and Political Communications, American University, Acumen

About Dan Morrison

Dan Morrison is a senior global communications and public affairs executive, thought leader, former Pulitzer-nominated financial journalist, and TEDx speaker working at the nexus of the public and private sectors, policy, strategic communications, economics, geopolitics, data, and technology. He is currently a senior advisor to Acumen Public Affairs in Brussels, and an adjunct professor of strategic and political communications at American University in Washington. He is an advisor/member to Diplomats Without Borders, and is a mentor at the Techstars start-up accelerator. 

Dan has led diverse domestic and international teams for some of the world’s most recognizable brands in New York, Washington, Brussels, and Paris for Bloomberg, IBM, the U.S. State Department, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Pew Research Center. He has had executive leadership training from Wharton, Harvard Business School, and the London School of Economics, and has completed a certificate course at Wharton on Artificial Intelligence for Business Strategies and Decision-making. 

Dan is a Fellow at Ditchley, and a Member of the Bretton Woods Committee. When he's not immersed in communications and public policy, he is a novelist, a foodie (he took culinary classes at the Cordon Bleu, Paris), a cross-country ski marathoner, a certified Iditarod dog handler, and an oyster farmer.

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Sep 26, 2023
Replying to Quentin Wilson

And you call yourself a "bit of a fabulist"!  If anything, you may be understating the potential impact of AI, at least in the area of enhancing democracy and trust-building.  AI's use in citizen engagement and empowerment will scale far beyond "facilitation, information gathering, consensus building and idea generation" in carefully-managed citizen assemblies.  Some combination of AI and augmented reality might provide both a greater sense of real, direct engagement for voters as well as better insights for government representatives and agencies.

Thanks, Quentin. I called ChatGPT "a bit of a fabulist." I certainly my hope that AI will be a helpful force in terms of citizen engagement and critical thinking.