Yale School of Management

Veteran Government Lawyer John Simpkins on Bridging the Ideological Divide

What we have to do [in this current polarized political climate] is find areas of common interest. It doesn’t mean we have to be friends forever [with the opposition]. What’s most important is that you set guardrails that create a level and fair playing field, and if you have areas where you can agree and you can come together, I wouldn’t place too much emphasis on party, party labels, and party loyalty.John Simpkins, former general counsel to the United States Agency for International Development and former deputy general counsel to the Office of Management and Budget

About the Event

John Simpkins, former general counsel to USAID and former deputy general counsel to the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama, speaks during an EMBA Global Perspectives Colloquium, designed to expose students to leaders in all sectors and industry who face global challenges.