Using the Internet to
Change the World
Wired Strategies has a unique blend of Internet expertise and international
experience. Having worked in five continents, and speaking as many languages, we are
a leader in helping NGOs and governments get wired.
- US Department of State
- US Information Agency
- World Bank
- City of Barcelona, Spain
- US Embassy - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Zbigniew Brzezinksi (former National Security
Adviser to President Carter)
- Italian Embassy - Washington, DC
- Mayor of Barcelona, Spain
- International AIDS Trust
- Lyonnaise des Eaux - Paris, France
- American Federation of Teachers, International
- National Democratic Institute for International
- US Senator Ted Stevens - Foreign Affairs Adviser
John Aravosis is a seasoned foreign affairs expert. He has visited 28 countries,
speaks five languages, has a masters from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service (where
he studied under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright), and a degree in French
civilization from the University of Paris, Sorbonne. He has also been a periodic
contributor to the Economist magazine, and writes about US politics and foreign policy for
Even prior to the advent of the modern
Internet, Aravosis was building an impressive international resume:
- France - Authored a 120-page economic and
political risk analysis of 40 countries, in French, for the Lyonnaise des Eaux in Paris,
- Argentina - Worked with senior Argentine
officials (in Spanish) to prepare economic and political studies for the US Embassy in
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Italian Embassy - Assistant to the Cultural
Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC.
- Brzezinksi - Conducted research on the
former Soviet Union and eastern Europe for former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew
- US Senate - Served five years as the senior
foreign policy adviser to United States Senator Ted Stevens, specializing in business
development with the Russian Far East.
World Bank - Worked in the
World Bank's Mexico Division, overseeing the production of a series of strategy papers,
and participating in briefings (in Spanish), for the new Government of Mexico.
Aravosis has now melded his Internet savvy
with his foreign expertise:
- US Department of State: Indonesia, Morocco - Participated
in under secretary's roundtable with seven key Internet visionaries about the future of
the Department's Web site, and the overall role of the Internet in foreign affairs.
Have also conducted Internet trainings for the Department with NGOs in Indonesia (in
English) and Morocco (in French), and presented a speech (in French) on e-government to a
meeting of the Moroccan Internet Society, in Rabat, Morocco in January 2002.
- National Democratic Institute: Cote d'Ivoire, Africa
- Joined the National Democratic Institute in conducting a week-long series of workshops
and strategy sessions (in French) with human rights, women's rights, and legal reform NGOs
in Cote d'Ivoire, west Africa. For more information, click
- City of Barcelona, Spain - Prepared a
120-page strategy paper for suggested improvements to the City of Barcelona Web site,
including analysis and recommendations of Web best practices for tourism, business
development, and constituent services. Conducted a series of Internet best practices
presentations for the Mayor and his staff (in Spanish).
- International AIDS Trust - Prepared
analysis of the impact of the AIDS epidemic on political and economic stability in Russia,
India and China. Also researched the potential use of the Internet for AIDS NGOs in
developing countries, and prepraed an action plan for increased Internet use by those
- Sicily, Italy - Conducted an online
workshop at an international conference in Sicily, focusing on best practices for NGO
Internet use and advocacy.
- Strasbourg, France - Presented two-hour
survey of NGO use of the Internet - for public policy, media, and advocacy - for
international gathering of education-related NGOs in Strasbourg, France. To see a
synopsis of this presentation, click here.
- US Information Agency - Assisted the US
government in developing an online strategy for assisting international NGOs in promoting
civic education around the world.
At Wired Strategies we have the online
expertise, foreign experience, international education, language ability, and cultural
sensitivity to help foreign non-profits, government officials and businesses make full use
of the power of the Internet.
Strategies, we make the Web work for you.
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