New Hampshire Institute of Politics - (Auditorium)
Steven Koltai, a business executive/entrepreneur and foreign policy expert with a focus on international entrepreneurship development, will join the Institute to present a talk on his recent book, Peace through Entrepreneurship: Investing in a Startup Culture for Security and Development.
As the State Department’s first Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship, he created and ran the Global Entrepreneurship Program under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2009-2011). Currently, he has his own consulting firm, Koltai & Company LLC, working in the same field (http://koltai.co). He is a repeat successful entrepreneur having co-founded the Luxembourg-based SES (Paris/Frankfurt SES), today the largest commercial satellite system in the world. Steven also has a 30+ year business career including stints on Wall Street working in international project finance (Salomon Bros), management consulting (McKinsey & Co), and as an entertainment industry exec spending a decade as head of corporate strategy and development at Warner Bros.
Steven has a BA in history magna cum laude from Tufts University, a License in European Economics as a Fulbright Scholar from the University Libre de Bruxelles, and an MA in international economics from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, also at Tufts. A long time member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Steven was an International Affairs Fellow there in the mid 1980s. He is currently Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution where he has authored Peace through Entrepreneurship: Investing in a Startup Culture for Security and Development.Steven is also at Fellow at the New America Foundation.
Steven publishes and speaks widely on issues related to foreign policy and international economic development, with a focus on the role of e is an active angel investor and board member on both for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He was born in Budapest, raised in Los Angeles and Kansas City, and resides in Washington, D.C. and Lincolnville, Maine.
A book sale and signing will follow the event.