Making sense of forces beyond our control
Hanson Hosein is a trusted convener and education leader. He is President of HRH Media Group LLC, a creative strategy firm, and founded the Communication Leadership graduate program at the University of Washington (UW).
As an early practitioner of multimedia storytelling, Hanson worked as an NBC News Emmy and Overseas Press Club award-winning journalist in the Middle East and Balkans, a solo TV war correspondent for MSNBC and CBC in the Persian Gulf, and a documentary director whose "Independent America" films were streamed and broadcast worldwide. Later at the UW, he was recognized as Seattle's "Most Influential," engaging publicly with the region's leaders on-camera and on-stage.
This confluence of leadership, learning, and storytelling propelled Hanson into unique creative and consultative roles. He hosted the inaugural TEDx Seattle, shared the stage with Bill Gates Sr. at TEDx Change and spoke at TEDX Oregon State University. Hanson has led several signature interviews on innovation with the founder CEO’s of Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, and Intellectual Ventures, on the impact of Artificial Intelligence with the leaders of Microsoft and the Future Today Institute, and on how we were all "Co-Existing with COVID-19" through UW Public Lectures.
In this moment of turbulence and transformation, he works with the chief executives of UW Continuum College, Iterable, the Children's Home Society of Washington, and Foot Soldiers Park in Selma, Alabama. Hanson co-hosts the podcast "Learn/Earn/Re-Learn" and has another audio series in development with National Public Radio affiliate, KUOW. He debuted his “Wind Rose Declaration: 16 Tenets for Real-Time Leadership” at Microsoft’s Public Affairs University, testimony to a long-standing educational partnership with that company.
Having served on many boards, Hanson is presently a trustee for CETI -- A Creative and Emergent Technology Institute and an advisor to Factal, a breaking news and risk intelligence startup. He has law degrees from McGill University and the University of Paris, and a master's in journalism from Columbia University.