Christian Whiton has extensive experience with international business, finance, politics, and foreign policy issues. He is the author of "Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War."
Prior to joining DCIA as a principal, Mr. Whiton served as a U.S. State Department official from 2003-2009, first as a special advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, and then as a deputy special envoy. Mr. Whiton advised the Under Secretary on strategic communications and public affairs. He helped establish the Office of the Special Envoy, and acted as the senior policy advisor on North Korean human rights and transnational issues, working extensively with Asian and European governments and numerous international organizations.
Before joining the State Department, Mr. Whiton worked for the corporate finance practice of KPMG LLP, where he was a senior associate, overseeing daily activities of mergers and acquisitions engagements and other financial consulting projects. Deals included sales of companies and capital-raising, including a merger of IT services companies in a half-dozen countries.
Mr. Whiton earned undergraduate degrees in History and Economics from Tulane University. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Whiton writes and speaks frequently about business and foreign policy issues, appearing on the Fox News Channel, CNBC, CNN, BBC, and other networks. His articles have been published by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Daily Caller, Huffington Post, and numerous other publications.