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A recognized bipartisan leader who has served in the administrations of four U.S. presidents—Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama—Jon Huntsman elevates the discussion of the key issues and challenges facing America today including the future of additional health-care reform initiatives, jobs, the economy, debt and the deficit, financial regulatory reform, immigration, energy security and cyber security.
As Governor of Utah from 2005-2009 and in the midst of a national recession, under Jon Huntsman’s leadership, Utah was ranked #1 in job creation and named the best-managed state by the Pew Center. While maintaining numerous job-stimulating construction projects during Huntsman’s tenure as Governor, Utah was repeatedly recognized for its dynamism, business climate and quality of life. With a wealth of experience and insight, Huntsman discusses the most pressing economic issues today: tax code reform, regulatory reform, energy independence and the importance of free trade.
A committed patriot, when Jon Huntsman was asked by President Obama in 2009 to serve as Ambassador to China he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Huntsman knows firsthand from his years of service why no other relationship in the world that, if mismanaged, carries greater negative consequences than the one between U.S. and China. Using his years of experience working closely with American business owners to facilitate commerce in the growing Asian market, Huntsman outlines ways to bring jobs and capital back to America, engage China from a position of strength and level the economic playing field in order to protect the U.S. economy.
With all eyes on the fragile economic recovery, the world’s financial system is going through a major shake-up. Former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman sheds light on the evolving and complex global financial system and what is necessary for U.S. financial regulatory reform to remain competitive for the next generation. Huntsman discusses all hot topics of financial reform, including:
- The European Sovereign Debt Crisis and Its Impact on the World’s Financial System
- Meaningful Reform in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis
- How America Must Think Differently to Remain Competitive
Viewing the world through a diplomatic lens as former Ambassador to China and a twice-elected Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman has a rare holistic outlook of the U.S. and its global position of strength. Huntsman sees that the greatest challenge for the U.S. to remain a powerful nation is to cultivate the resources to compete. Providing audiences with a road map for rebuilding America’s competitive advantages, Huntsman provides details on how to advance international trade, craft wise policies toward the new great powers while sustaining traditional alliances, strengthen relationships with Latin American countries close to home and create a competitive military to meet current and future threats. Firmly believing that the U.S. is of diminishing value to the world if it is a country in decline, Huntsman reorients audiences to the choices we all must make from this point forward to secure the best future possible.
In 2005, Jon Huntsman, then Governor of Utah, signed legislation that placed state educational requirements above the federal requirements—the first state to enact such measures. With a passionate belief that our educational system must develop the next generation to ensure a better America, Huntsman shares his solutions for cutting the bureaucracy of the Department of Education, creating real accountability in our schools and protecting higher education. Understanding that public policy must be driven by reality and that Washington cannot single-handedly remedy our educational woes, he discusses the importance of states being empowered to fix their own systems. Forthright on the critical issue of education in a global marketplace, Huntsman eloquently emphasizes the need to develop and attract human capital and how it will be the key to the United States’ economic success in the next century.
A distinguished diplomat, successful businessman and twice-elected Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman brings a bipartisan, global perspective in elevating the discussion on the key issues and challenges facing America today.
U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore under two presidents—Barack Obama and George W. Bush—and lauded for his fiscal policy as two-term Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman infuses issues of global importance into the key political and economic concerns facing audiences today. The youngest American diplomatic mission leader in a century, as U.S. Trade Ambassador, Huntsman launched global trade negotiations and assisted with the accession of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization. Huntsman’s belief that, “in order to project strength abroad, we have to be strong at home,” coupled with his commitment to service led to his two successful terms as Governor of Utah—where in the midst of a national economic recession, Utah earned national accolades for debt management and was ranked #1 nationally in job creation and was named the best-managed state by the Pew Center. A committed patriot who brings civility to the discussion, Huntsman shares with audiences his keen insights on today’s headlines—from China and the economy to business abroad and political leadership issues at home including what lies ahead for a second Obama Administration and the future of the Republican Party. A consummate champion for strengthening America’s health care system, Huntsman is the chairman of Huntsman Cancer Foundation which serves the needs of cancer patients and their families with research, education and treatment. He also serves as a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution and is co-chair of No Labels, a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving.