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Kenneth Weinstein joins Brunswick Group as a Senior Advisor

Brunswick further strengthens U.S.-Japan advisory capabilities

February 7, 2022 – Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Kenneth Weinstein has joined as a Senior Advisor, based in Washington, D.C. Ken will focus on U.S.-Japan issues and advise both Japanese clients and international clients with operations in Japan.

Ken is a highly regarded expert on U.S.-Japan relations. He has spent much of his career helping to foster closer ties between the two countries. He is the Walter P. Stern Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute, where he works on U.S. foreign policy, having been Chief Executive Officer of Hudson from 2005-2011 and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011-2021. He was the U.S. Ambassador-designate to Japan from 2020-2021.

Brunswick has advised clients on Japan-related issues for over a decade and today has a team of more than 20 Japan specialists in Tokyo and across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. 

Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our Tokyo office and global Japan team have built strong momentum and serve an ever-growing client base of Japanese companies and international organizations operating in Japan. Ken brings outstanding experience and networks at the interface of U.S.-Japan political and corporate issues. He will help create even closer connectivity between our Japan team and colleagues in the U.S. and globally and bring his invaluable expertise to bear for our clients.”

On joining Brunswick, Ken Weinstein said: “I’m delighted to be joining the first-class team at Brunswick and look forward to contributing to its important corporate advisory work, especially on Japan, a country that means so much to me.”

About Ken Weinstein

Dr. Kenneth Weinstein is the Walter P. Stern Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute. He joined the Institute in 1991, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011, a role he held until 2021. Ken serves on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations, which provides counsel on trade agreements to the U.S. Trade Representative. In March 2020, he was nominated by President Trump to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Japan. His nomination was reported unanimously out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in September 2020. 

From 2017 until 2020, Ken chaired the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the oversight body for the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and was chair of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, Middle East Broadcasting and the Open Technology Fund. A political theorist by training, Ken has written widely for publications in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including the Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and the Yomiuri Shimbun. 

About Brunswick        

Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.

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