About Me

I work in communications and policy. Originally from New York, I grew up in London, Dublin and Brussels, and am a US and French citizen. I am a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, and also studied at Charles University in Prague. I now live in Paris.

I’ve spent most of my career working on projects across four continents for politicians, governments, NGOs, think tanks, corporates, trade associations and industry bodies, doing everything from corporate PR through lobbying to election and advocacy campaigns. However, I’ve also worked as communications officer for a French government body on climate-smart agriculture, and on Capitol Hill for a democratic congressman.

Politically speaking, I’m a progressive and am a member of La République en Marche (Macron’s party). I’m a former member of the British Labour Party (I joined under Ed Miliband, and served as vice chair and interim chair of the Paris grouping of the party, before leaving Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour in early 2018). I’m also a proud US Democrat, and have donated to, and voted for, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton – however, I’ve also worked with moderate Republicans on issues from transatlantic cooperation and trade to fighting Russian disinformation.

My blog used to be quite active, but now is mainly a place where I post the very occasional musing or article I’ve written and had published elsewhere. It’s not to be taken too seriously, nor is much time or effort invested in it, alas, though I hope that there are one or two pieces that you might be interested in reading. Obviously, views are entirely my own and not my employer’s.

For more info on my professional background, please check out my LinkedIn.

You can also visit my Twitter feed for more of my thoughts on anything and everything.

— Evan O’Connell
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