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Jim Cashel
Jim Cashel is Chairman of Forum One Communications, a digital communications firm which works at the nexus of technology, public policy, and online community. With offices in Washington DC, Seattle and San Francisco, Forum One has completed 1000 projects for 300 clients, including foundations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and commercial groups.

Prior to Forum One Jim co-founded the Eurasia Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based grant-making organization.

Jim holds a bachelor's degree in human biology from Stanford University, a master's degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

You can view Jim's company bio, follow him on Twitter at @Cashel, or reach him at

Blog Entries by Jim Cashel

Seven Reasons to Thank China

Posted April 12, 2010 | 16:53:31 (EST)

China receives a great deal of valid criticism in the Western press. The Chinese Government restricts free speech. Much of the internet is off limits. Pollution is a big problem. A weak currency depresses job growth in other countries. China has controversial policies regarding Tibet, Taiwan, Iran, border issues, and...

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A New Approach Towards Chinese Web Censorship

Posted November 30, 2009 | 12:41:01 (EST)

During President Obama's recent trip to China, the US-China Joint Statement highlighted the need for improved bilateral communications in many areas. Unfortunately, one vital channel of communications is compromised: the Chinese government continues to heavily censor the web, particularly social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, most blogs, forums, wikis, and...

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The Real Secret to China's Economic Growth

Posted November 25, 2009 | 10:35:52 (EST)

As the global economy battles recession, the Chinese economy is booming. China's GDP is expected to grow 8% this year. Western economists foresee 12% growth each of the next two years, according to the New York Times. How does China do it?

Financial analysts point to a number of...

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Can Facebook Promote World Peace?

Posted November 19, 2009 | 23:32:34 (EST)

When Facebook recently launched its "Peace on Facebook" section, many were puzzled: Why would a site which initially catered to college freshmen have the gumption to identify itself with world peace?

But a closer look suggests Facebook is onto something beguiling. Despite the "version 1.0" feel of the site,...

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