About James Slezak

James Slezak

Dr James Slezak is a management consultant at McKinsey & Co, where he advises public, private and social sector clients on strategy. His policy-related projects include co-authoring the report An Australian Cost Curve for Greenhouse Gas Reduction, and working with the ONE Campaign in Washington to develop a 3-year strategy for increasing developed-world assistance to developing nations. He majored in mathematics at the University of Sydney, and holds a PhD in physics from Cornell University, where he researched high temperature superconductivity. While studying for his PhD, James consulted for the United Nations on science policy and organisational change. During the 2004 US presidential elections he also directed online strategy for a national media campaign critical of Bush Administration foreign policy, with backing from financier George Soros and former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark. In the past, James has hosted weekly radio shows on various community radio stations in Sydney and New York City, including 2SER, FBi and East Village Radio, and was a state finalist in the Triple J Raw Comedy awards. He is currently working on a paper titled ‘The Carbon Disconnect’ for CPD.

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