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Jason Van Boom
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Jason Van Boom is a specialist in public relations, international trade, and European startups. He is vice president for European business development at TruMotion Development. After his doctoral studies in European history as a Newhall Fellow at GTU/UC Berkeley, he began working in marketing and public relations in the San Francisco Bay Area. In May 2012 Jason moved to Europe. He now divides his residence between Estonia and Turkey, where he has represented PRxDigital and Mean Communications. In addition to his work for TruMotion Development, he handles business development for Volga Trader in Turkey. An international lecturer and writer, Jason applies disciplines such as geopolitics, cognitive psychology and semiotics to understanding contemporary market trends. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring different cultures, writing poetry, and learning languages.

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9/11: An Expat's View

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 11:02 AM

The anniversary of 9/11 affects all Americans, including those who live abroad. I lived in New York City. I now live in Tartu, Estonia, a university town in northern Europe. And so, I also think about this day, and what it means Eleven years have passed, but the effects are...

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A Spiritual Declaration of Independence From Hate

(1) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 6:00 PM

America has a birthday. How people celebrate their birthdays tells us much about them. What is their identity? What do they value? How do they see the course of their life? And what meaning or purpose do they find in their lives, if any? This is true not only of...

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Plans for a Koran Burning Show a Gainesville Church's Bigotry

(504) Comments | Posted July 31, 2010 | 10:15 AM

Bigotry is always ugly, and Islamophobia is no exception. The paranoid notion that all Muslims are terrorists reached a new high (or low) with the news that a church in Gainesville, Florida plans to burn a stack of Korans on the anniversary of 9-11. According to the Religion...

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