Posts: Paul Cohen

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Paul oversees cross-border communications programs for multinational companies and governmental bodies. His client portfolio includes companies and government organizations from emerging markets seeking to establish positive reputations among media, business and policy circles in the West, as well as US-based multinationals expanding abroad, and global NGOs.

Africa Rising: The Opportunities and Challenges

by Paul Cohen| June 26, 2013

With President Obama heading to South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania this week, Western media attention is turning once again to Africa. At last month’s World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, I had the chance to hear more about many of the biggest issues facing the continent. As I reported last year, the opportunities […]

Impressions from Addis Ababa (Africa): Perceptions, Realities, Hopes, Fears

by Paul Cohen| June 13, 2012

A colleague who immigrated to the U.S. when she was 12 recently told me, “When I first came to America and began learning English, I thought ‘Ethiopia’ was a type of disease.” And why not? If you came of age in the 80s or 90s, Western perceptions of Ethiopia were synonymous with drought, famine and […]