Author. Adviser. Policymaker. Coalition-Builder.
Justin Talbot Zorn has served as both a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. On Capitol Hill, he served as Legislative Director to three Democratic Members of Congress. As a writer, he has been a contributor to publications including Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Wired, The Nation, The American Prospect, Foreign Policy, and CNN. His book, with Leigh Marz—Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise—has been published with HarperCollins in the US and Penguin/Ebury in the UK and translated into 13 other languages.
Justin is a Senior Adviser to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a Truman National Security Fellow, and a communications and strategy adviser for a variety of mission-driven businesses, think tanks, and advocacy groups. Justin specializes in organizing ideologically diverse coalitions in business and government to solve public challenges including addressing economic inequality, expanding sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, and ensuring secure and accessible elections. He frequently gives workshops on writing and communications as well as lectures on public policy issues in Congress, leading universities, think tanks, private sector firms.
Justin helped to launch and lead a first-of-its-kind mindfulness program in the US House of Representatives, bringing together people from across the political spectrum to do the work of finding greater calmness and insight. Justin holds graduate degrees in international relations and public policy from Oxford University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Santa Fe, NM with with his wife, Meredy, and three young children, Tierra, Saraya, and Jai.