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Daniel Patrick Moynihan,
on Truth in Politics

“The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.”

 

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2014

In Egypt on observation mission during two national votes: the first for a new constitution, the second for a new president.

20062012
2006-2012

Negotiated approvals with Development Agreement and was spokesman for the 90-acre Indian Wells, CA Town Center with resort, housing and retail elements. Site sold in 2012 to Larry Ellison.

20102011
2010-2011

In Afghanistan with a multinational observation mission during national elections. Spent time in remote areas. (See “Chinatown in Afghanistan” on the Shibumi Strategies Blog, the last one listed in the Archives under “World Events.” At the end of it is a piece that was posted from Urozgan Province.)

20092010
2009-2010

In Zimbabwe working with a local NGO and a U. S. State Department mission providing technical assistance to a new prime minister after the economy there had collapsed and the government abandoned its currency, following a period of historic hyper-inflation.

2008
2008

In Pakistan on observation mission when voters there rejected the American backed government and the extremist mullahs.

20052007
2005-2007

Coordinated successful campaign that secured congressional authorization and funding for a public project to clean up and restore a destabilized, polluted California watershed that runs from the mountains to the ocean.

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1992-2006

Managed entitlements for high profile resort, retail, office, residential and arts projects totaling 5 million square feet, much of it for the Segerstrom family, art patrons and owners of South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA.

20032005
2003-2005

Coordinated successful campaign for congressional mandates and federal and state funding for transportation projects.

19942002
1994-2002

Elected to serve two four-year terms as a Laguna Beach, California city council member, and served two terms as mayor.

1990
1990

Facilitated successful negotiations resolving a longstanding dispute among public and private litigants and other stakeholders concerning development in Laguna Canyon, CA. Directed related 20-year bond campaign approved by nearly 80 percent of voters that helped create the nation’s second largest urban wilderness park.

1989
1989

Managed media and events for the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Events included a press conference, major speeches and roundtables featuring fellow Nobel laureates along with business, political and other spiritual leaders.