Jeremy Rosner

Managing Partner

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Jeremy Rosner, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading consultants for political parties, candidates, governments, NGOs, and corporate leaders around the globe. He specializes in using sophisticated public opinion research to help leaders and organizations worldwide design and implement winning political and communications strategies. His work as a pollster, campaign consultant, strategic adviser, and international affairs expert has been cited in publications around the world.

During his career, Rosner has worked on five US presidential campaigns. Since joining GQR in 1998, Rosner has also directed public opinion research and provided strategic advice for dozens of global leaders and organizations, including:

  • The successful 2010 election campaign of Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Australian Labor Party
  • Winning elections in 2008 and 2010 for President Mikheil Saakashvili and his United National Movement in Georgia
  • The 2007 parliamentary elections for President Viktor Yushchenko and the Our Ukraine Party
  • British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the British Labour Party
  • The Israeli Labor Party
  • The successful 2012 re-election campaign of Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro
  • The successful 2002 presidential election campaign of Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada
  • The government of Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda of Slovakia
  • Francesco Rutelli and Italy’s Olive Tree coalition
  • Mexican presidential candidate Francisco Labastida and the Partido Revolucionario Institucional
  • The president of the Organizing Committee of the Athens 2004 Olympics
  • NGOs including Freedom House, Third Way, Open Society Foundation, and the Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Microsoft, Boeing, BP, Monsanto, CNBC, Sainsbury’s, and other top global corporations

In 2005, CNN named Rosner as one of “five political consultants to watch.” In 2003, Campaigns and Elections magazine named Rosner as one of their annual “Movers and Shakers.” Rosner’s work advising the successful 2002 Bolivian presidential campaign of Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada is the focus of an award-winning documentary film, “Our Brand is Crisis.”

Before joining the firm, Rosner served as Special Adviser to President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright, on the administration’s drive to add Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to the NATO Alliance. He was responsible for designing and implementing the administration’s ratification strategy and for coordinating outreach to the Congress, public, and the media. The Senate voted 80-19 in favor of ratification on April 30, 1998.

From 1993-94, Rosner was Special Assistant to President Clinton, serving as Counselor and Senior Director for Legislative Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. In that position, he was responsible for coordinating legislative work on national security by the White House, State Department, Defense Department, and Central Intelligence Agency. As NSC Counselor, Rosner also designed communications strategies for the NSC, and served as President Clinton’s principal foreign policy speechwriter, working with the President on such events as the 1993 signing of the Israeli-PLO peace agreement, and the 1994 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

From 1994 to 1997, as a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Rosner directed the Endowment’s research on the role of public opinion, Congress, and other domestic factors on U.S. foreign policy. Rosner has also served as an adviser for an array of political leaders, organizations and private sector executives. He was a senior aide to U.S. Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Gary Hart (D-CO), and Senior Speechwriter for the 1984 Mondale for President campaign. He served on both the staff and National Governing Board of Common Cause, and has consulted for CEOs, union presidents, and the late Ronald Brown during his successful campaign for the Chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.

From 1991-1993, Rosner served as VP for Domestic Affairs at the Washington-based Progressive Policy Institute, the in-house think tank of the Democratic Leadership Council. He was a contributing author of PPI’s Mandate for Change (Berkeley Books, 1992), the volume widely seen as the policy blueprint for the first term of the Clinton Administration; and contributing author of With All Our Might: A Progressive Strategy for Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

Rosner is the author of The New Tug-of-War: Congress, the Executive Branch, and National Security (Carnegie, 1995), as well as articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, TIME, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Miami Herald, The Hill, and other publications. His analysis of U.S. foreign policy has been featured on CNN, the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and National Public Radio. Rosner is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Rosner has been an adjunct professor at American University and has lectured at several other universities. He holds a Doctorate in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (2007), where his dissertation analyzed how members of the U.S. Congress develop their impressions of public opinion on national security issues. He also holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (1982), and a BA in Politics, summa cum laude, from Brandeis University (1979). He serves as Chair of the board of directors of Shepherd’s Table, a community kitchen in Silver Spring, Maryland.