The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Dubai Initiative will host a Directors' Lunch with John Zogby on Wednesday, February 11th in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

John Zogby is President and CEO of Zogby International, a worldwide research and marketing firm based in Utica, New York, with offices in Washington D.C. and Miami. Dubbed "America's Pollmaster General;" Zogby founded the company in 1984, and now conducts business in more than 70 countries. While much of Zogby’s polling is conducted using live telephone operators, over the past decade, he has developed an interactive polling methodology that has become extraordinarily accurate.

For the 2008 election season, Zogby teamed up with Reuters and C-SPAN to provide political survey research on the race for the White House. Since 1996, Zogby has polled for Reuters, and in 2000 to 2004, polled for NBC News. His clients also include MSNBC, CNBC, the New York Post, Fox News, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Gannett News Service, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, and nearly every daily newspaper in New York State, as well as television stations throughout the U.S.

He has appeared on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Late Show with David Letterman, and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been profiled in the New Yorker, Fortune Magazine, Inc., and Investors; Business Daily and has written opinion pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday and the Boston Globe. He is also a founding contributor to The Huffington Post.

Zogby is the author of The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream and holds degrees in history from Le Moyne College and Syracuse University. He is a Senior Advisor for The Dubai Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, a member of the Board of Trustees of LeMoyne College, and serves as the first-ever Senior Fellow of the Catholic University Life Cycle Institute in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Advisory Council for Bio-Technology for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is a Commissioner on CSIS's Commission on Smart Power.


This event will be off the record