John Halpin is a senior
fellow at the Center for American Progress focusing on political theory,
communications, and public opinion analysis. He is the co-director and
creator of the Progressive Studies Program at CAP, an interdisciplinary
project researching the intellectual history, foundational principles,
and public understanding of progressivism. Halpin is the co-author with
John Podesta of The Power of Progress: How America’s Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country, a 2008 book about the history and future of the progressive movement.
Halpin has been at American Progress
since 2003, previously serving as director of research and executive
speechwriter. He wrote the daily Talking Points newsletter for
the Center for American Progress Action Fund from 2004 through 2005, and
has directed numerous CAP communications projects on issues including
faith in politics, health care, consumer debt, taxes, poverty, and
foreign policy. Prior to joining American Progress, he was a senior
associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, providing strategic
guidance and public opinion research for political parties and
candidates including Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign, the British
Labour Party, the Austrian Social Democrats, and a range of
congressional, state legislative, and initiative campaigns.
John Halpin received his undergraduate
degree from Georgetown University and his M.A. in political science from
the University of Colorado, Boulder. He lives in Baltimore with his
wife and two children.