Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen at the Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 27, 2022. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Philip Hegseth is public affairs advisor at Hudson Institute. He was previously director of production and before that technical manager at Hudson, in which roles he has led production of Hudson's podcasts and video products. He is currently the founder and CEO of Embassy and Third productions. Previously, he was director of communications at Better Together, a Florida non-profit, and digital specialist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He holds his BA in communications and journalism from the University of St. Thomas, and hails from the great state of Minnesota.