Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration
The Honorable Douglas J. Band currently serves as the Counselor to President Clinton. He began working in the White House in 1995 and has been with President Clinton for over 14 years. He has served as President Clinton's chief advisor since 2002, counseling him, serving as the key architect of Clinton's post-Presidency, and overseeing the 1400 employees and volunteers of the William J. Clinton Foundation. Doug accompanies President Clinton on his travels across America and around the world and manages his post presidential operation.
Prior to his role as Counselor to President Clinton, Doug served in the White House Counsel's office for four years, becoming a Special Assistant to the President before he was made one of the youngest Deputy Assistants ever to serve a President. Doug concluded his last years in the White House in the Oval Office as the President's Aide.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Florida and while working at the White House for 6 years, Doug simultaneously obtained a masters degree from Georgetown University in Liberal Arts and a Law degree from Georgetown University Law School by attending both programs in the evenings.
In his current role, Doug has traveled to nearly 100 countries, over 2000 cities and has helped and advised several heads of state transition out of public office into private life. He created and built the Clinton Global Initiative that to date has raised 57 billion dollars for 1700 philanthropic initiatives around the world spanning climate change, global health, citizen service, education and the empowerment of women and girls which in total impacts over 200 million people in 170 countries.
Doug continues to serve his country in assisting various domestic agencies and advising foreign governments on nation building, infrastructure creation and democratic governance structure. He serves as President Clinton's representative to the White House and other governments, organizations and businesses around the world. Doug serves on the Coca-Cola Company International Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the United States Bid Committee for the United States Soccer Federation, as a trustee on the Oklahoma National Memorial Museum, on the board of Vote Vets, on the Advisory Board of Avenue Capital, and as a senior advisor with President Clinton to various private business entities. Most recently, Doug orchestrated and traveled on a diplomatic mission with President Clinton to North Korea to bring home two detained American citizens and is currently assisting President Clinton and the United Nations on the reconstruction of Haiti in coordination with the United States government, the Haitian government and people as well as multiple governments, ngo's and corporations around the world.
Doug and his wife Lily live in New York City with their son Max.
The Intersection of Politics and Public Service
Public service is often studied or practiced in ways that are disconnected from politics. This course reunites these two realms in ways that persuasively demonstrate the deep interconnection of non-governmental service work and practical politics. Taught by a veteran of White House, foundation, nonprofit, and private sector organizations, this class will explore the complex nature of public service in even the most charged political contexts. The course will use case studies, historical examples, and fascinating guest speakers.
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